By definition, maturity is “the state, fact or period of being mature.” This statement clearly entails that there is more to this word than we constantly imagine. It’s not just about growing old but also growing sane mentally. Events, occurrences, and tragedies that are sometimes beyond our control allow younger individuals to develop more mature thoughts and behaviors. Essentially, maturity is not just about the years in your life, but the life in your years.
Mind-Boggling Quotes about Maturity
1.”Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity.”- Jane Austen.
2.”Maturity is having the courage to use one’s own intelligence.”- Immanuel Kant.
3.”The first person we must examine is ourselves.”- John C. Maxwell.
4.”Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.”- T.S. Eliot, ‘The Sacred Wood’.
5.”Maturity is reached the day we don’t need to be lied to about anything.”- Frank Yerby.
6.”To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.”- William Arthur Ward.
7.”Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by your feelings.”- Rick Warren.
8.”Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.”- Joshua Loth Liebman
9.”The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. This is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap without apology if the amounts are big.”- Jim Rohn.
10.”You can’t be mature if you don’t know yourself. Experiences, failures, and reflection will bring you what you need.”- Maxime Lagacé.
11.”I had rather do and not promise than promise and not do.”- Arthur Warwick.
12.”Youth ends when egotism does.”- Hermann Hesse, ‘Gertrude’.
13.”‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.”- Martha Graham.
14.”The years teach much which the days never know.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson.
15.”Work on yourself first, take responsibility for your own progress.”- I Ching.
16.”The beauty of growing up is the wisdom that comes with it!”- Connie Ferguson.
17.”Maturity is to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.” – Fritz Kunkel.
18.”Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of ‘not knowing.'”- Mark Z. Danielewski.
19.”You cannot be a winner without maturity and consistency.”- Marco Silva.
20.”Maturity is when you stop making excuses and start making changes.”- Roy Bennett.
21.”Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.”- Jules Feiffer.
22.”If you focus on long-term outcomes, expect to be misunderstood in the short-term, frequently.”- Tom Gardner.
23.”The more experienced you are, the more skills you can bring to a new job or profession. Age can actually work in your favor.”- John Allen.
24.”Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels.”- J. K. Rowling, ‘Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix’.
25.”Maturity is the moment one regains one’s innocence.”- Marty Rubin.
26.”For age is not alone of time, or we should never see men old and bent at forty and men young at seventy-three.”- Edgar A Guest.
27.”Not caring about winning trivial arguments saves so much time and energy.”- James Clear.
28.”Maturity is when your world opens up and you realize that you are not the center of it.”- M.J. Croan.
29.”Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.”- Francis Bacon.
30.”Grown-up people can wait.”- Ann Landers.
31.”Youth teaches, age puts what we have learned into practice, teaching us wisdom.”- Catherine Pulsifer.
32.”Maturity: be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.”- Ann Landers.
33.”Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.”- Tom Stoppard.
34.”I am not young enough to know everything.”- Oscar Wilde.
35.”The prudent man strives for freedom from pain, not pleasure.”- Aristotle.
36.”Maturity begins when one lives for others.”- Hermann Hesse, ‘Gertrude’.
37.“I lived in that solitude which is painful in youth but delicious in the years of maturity.” – Albert Einstein
38.”A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.”- Lucille Ball.
39.”The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.”- C.S. Lewis.
40.”Maturity starts with the willingness to give oneself.”- Elisabeth Elliot.
41.”You are not really grown up until you see and understand your weaknesses.”- Dr. T.P. Chia.
42.”Youth condemns; maturity condones.”- Amy Lowell.
43.”Resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside.”- Epictetus.
44.”Bet on those willing to go backward to go forward, not those who insist on only going forward to go forward.”- Angela Jiang.
45.”Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”- Danish Proverb.
46.”Age is relative. Experience is relative. And I think often intensity is confused with maturity.”- Laura Marling.
47.”Maturity implies otherness… The art of living is the art of living with.”- Julius Gordon.
48.”Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.”- Henry Kissinger.
49.”We don’t mature through age; we mature in awareness.”- Byron Katie.
50.”As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”- Andrew Carnegie.
51.”Caring – about people, about things, about life – is an act of maturity.”- Tracy McMillan.
52.”I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them.”- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, ‘The Little Prince’.
53.”Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.”- John Huston Finley.
54.”Old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”- J. K. Rowling, ‘Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix’.
55.”The ideas we internalized in our youth do not go away just because we are the ones who are aging.”- Rachel Cowan.
56.”In the end, it’s a mental maturity to let your best come out.”- Lindsey Vonn.
57.”I think part of maturity is knowing who you are.”- Rob Lowe.
58.”In growing old we become more foolish — and more wise.”- François de La Rochefoucauld.
59.”Maturity is knowing when to be immature.”- Randall Hall.
60.”We count by changes and events within us. Not by years.”- Charles Dickens, ‘The Battle Of Life A Love Story.
61.”You can’t prove you’re not a child by engaging in childish behavior.”- Alan Robert Neal.
62.”Age is just a number. Maturity is a choice.”- Harry Styles.
63.”I believe the sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification.”- Peggy Cahn.
64.”You are never too old to become younger!”- Mae West.
65.”Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.”- Thomas A. Edison.
66.”Music is often our last link in old age to our former selves.”- Oliver Sacks.
67.”Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”- Rabindranath Tagore, ‘Stray Birds’.
68.”Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”- Benjamin Franklin.
69.”Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.”- Bruce Lee.
70.”I’m sorry if this all seems a little rushed and desperate. It is.”- Chuck Palahniuk, ‘Stranger Than Fiction’.
71.”You can always say sorry, But the real apology is when you hear the sadness in their voice and see the look in their eyes. And you realize that they have hurt themselves just as much.”- Kid Cudi.
72. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.”- Robert Brault.
73.”Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.”- Benjamin Disraeli.
The Journey to Emotional Maturity
Time and again, it has been asserted that age is about more than just maturity. Peter Sage, an entrepreneur, speaker and life coach details how individuals can achieve emotional maturity in their lives. Watch his here:
Maturity is both a state of mind and age in numbers. We grow through the years and we attain both types of maturities however, the levels of each can differ. Mental maturity comes from experiences, learning and education. At the end of the day, how much the mind has grown provides greater strength in terms of professionalism rather than how much the body has increased in size and what amount of hair have gone white.
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