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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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Adults are obsolete children.

Adults are obsolete children.

by Dr. Seuss 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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Man's maturity: to have regained the seriousness that he had as a child at play.

Man's maturity: to have regained the seriousness that he had as a child at play.

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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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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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It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.

It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.

by Titus Livy Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

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Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.

Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.

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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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