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    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.

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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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Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.

by Thomas A. Edison 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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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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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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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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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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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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