The principles now planted in thy bosom will grow, and one day reach maturity and in that maturity thou wilt find thy heaven or thy hell.
Age is no guarantee of maturity.
Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.
Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.
I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity... I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around living becomes the act of giving.
At sixteen I was stupid, confused and indecisive. At twenty five I was wise, self confident, prepossessing and assertive. At forty five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolescence?
We must learn not to disassociate the airy flower from the earthy root, for the flower that is cut off from its root fades, and its seeds are barren, whereas the root, secure in mother earth, can produce flower after flower and bring their fruit to maturity.
The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose plant it this afternoon'
The principles now planted in thy bosom will grow, and one day reach maturity; and in that maturity thou wilt find thy heaven or thy hell.
I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
The purpose of life is to fight maturity.
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.
Maturity consists in having rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.
If any choose to maintain, as many do, that species were gradually brought to their maturity from humbler forms ... he is welcome to his hypothesis, but I have nothing to do with it.
Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
The difference of natural talents in different men is, in reality, much less than we are aware of; and the very different genius which appears to distinguish men of different professions, when grown up to maturity, is not upon many occasions so much the c
If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity marry, and perpetuate his kind.
Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty. John Finley
Childhood is short and maturity is forever Calvin
Maturity beings to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
Play is an essential function of the passage from immaturity to emotional maturity. Any individual without the opportunities for adequate play in early life will go on seeking them in the stuff of adult life.