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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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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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You're never too old to grow up.

You're never too old to grow up.

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

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

by Oscar Wilde 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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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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