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    The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.

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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 is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

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Adults are obsolete children.

Adults are obsolete children.

by Dr. Seuss Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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The immature man wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mature man wants to live humanely for one.

The immature man wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mature man wants to live humanely for one.

by Wilhelm Stekel 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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Youth condemns; maturity condones.

Youth condemns; maturity condones.

by Amy Lowell Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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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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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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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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