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Maturity Quotes

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

Author: Hervey Allen (1889-1949)

Profession: American Author

Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she would come in and sink my boats.

Author: Woody Allen (1935)

Profession: American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

Author: Brigitte Bardot (1934)

Profession: French Film Actress

I believe the sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification.

Author: Peggy Cahn


Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.

Author: Bob Dylan (1941)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

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

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.

Author: John Huston Finley (1904-1995)

Profession: American Classicist

Where id was, there shall ego be.

Author: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Profession: Austrian Physician - Founder of Psychoanalysis

If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?

Author: Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Profession: Dutch Painter

Maturity is knowing when to be immature.

Author: Randall Hall


Maturity: among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.

Author: Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

Profession: Swedish Statesman, Secretary-general of U.N.

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.

Author: Robert S. Hillyer


Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.

Author: Ann Landers (1918)

Profession: American Advice Columnist

Show me a man with both feet on the ground and I'll show you a man who can't get his pants on.

Author: Joe E. Lewis

Profession: American Writer

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

Author: John Macnaughton