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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.

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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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The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of read more

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.

by Wilhelm Stekel 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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A mature person is one who is does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even read more

A mature person is one who is does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably

by Eleanor Roosevelt Found in: Maturity Quotes,
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Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

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Adults are obsolete children.

Adults are obsolete children.

by Dr. Seuss 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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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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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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