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    My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all.

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To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.

by William Arthur Ward Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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What power had I
before I learned to yield?
Shatter me Great Wind!
I shall possess the field!
Richard Wilbur
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What power had I
before I learned to yield?
Shatter me Great Wind!
I shall possess the field!
Richard Wilbur
a stanza from his poem To A Milkweed.

by Richard Wilbur Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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Maturity is: The ability to stick with a job until it's finished; The ability to do a job without being read more

Maturity is: The ability to stick with a job until it's finished; The ability to do a job without being supervised; The ability to carry money without spending it; and The ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even

by Abigail Van Buren Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.

Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.

by Joshua Loth Liebman Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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When I grow up I want to be a little boy.

When I grow up I want to be a little boy.

by Joseph Heller Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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Youth condemns; maturity condones.

Youth condemns; maturity condones.

by Amy Lowell Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

by Albert Einstein Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one's trouble does not make it better.

One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one's trouble does not make it better.

by Cesare Pavese Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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By the age of twenty, any young man should know whether or not he is to be a specialist and read more

By the age of twenty, any young man should know whether or not he is to be a specialist and just where his tastes lie. By postponing the question we have set on immaturity a premium which controls most American personality to its deathbed.

by Robert S. Hillyer Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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