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Every year there's a few more things I'm not sure of. I've decided that a wide-ranging uncertainty is the mark of the true maturity of man.
The price of maturity is exorbitant these days. Paying for wisdom with money is one thing, but when time becomes the currency, it’s your life at stake.
Your age doesn't define your maturity; your grades don't define your ability; and what people say about you doesn't define who you are.
Maturity doesn't mean you stop fighting, you just change the things you fight for.
The pursuit of happiness is one of the most common symptoms of intellectual immaturity.
People are the focal point of organizational democracy and a hybrid organization.
My maturity level is rising. I think there are certain situations that I'm handling better than in the past.
Older people make this mistake all the time with younger people, treating them as a finished product when in fact they are in process.
It is in the prime of youth that man sinks into empty phrases and grimaces. It's in this smithy that our maturity is forged.
Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.
Maturity is the moment one regains one's innocence.
Love is to free, not to imprison.
N. D. Wilson
Affectation is really a question of heart motive. Growing into a persona is an essential part of maturing. Anything you might choose to do is going to contribute to one persona or another. People will only call attention to it if it is markedly different from the course you were apparently on before.
She was at that period of her life that almost everyone must pass through, when childhood is done with and a faux maturity, untrammeled by experience, gives one a sense that anything is possible until the arrival of real adulthood proves conclusively that it is not.
Roses do not bloom the same time as daisies.
Dantes had entered the Chateau d’If with the round, open, smiling face of a young and happy man, with whom the early paths of life have been smooth. and who anticipates a future corresponding with his past. This was now all changed. The oval face was lengthened, his smiling mouth had assumed the firm and marked lines which betoken resolution; his eyebrows were arched beneath a brow furrowed with thought; his eyes were full of melancholy, and from their depths occasionally sparkled gloomy fires of misanthropy and hatred; his complexion, so long kept from the sun, had now that pale color which produces, when the features are encircled with black hair, the aristocratic beauty of the man of the north; the profound learning he had acquired had besides diffused over his features a refined intellectual expression; and he had also acquired, being naturally of a goodly stature, that vigor which a frame possesses which has so long concentrated all its force within itself.
Many people think in terms of either/or: either you're nice or you're tough. Win-win requires that you be both. It is a balancing act between courage and consideration. To go for win-win, you not only have to be empathic, but you also have to be confident. You not only have to be considerate and sensitive, you also have to be brave. To do that-to achieve that balance between courage and consideration-is the essence of real maturity and is fundamental to win-win.
Self appreciation is a sign of maturity, seeking appreciation is a sign of immaturity
The true mark of maturity is when someone hurts you and you try and understand their situation instead of hurting them back.
The job wouldn't be just put the summer, but for a long time, as long as she could see ahead. Once they were used to the money coming in it would be impossible to do without again.
Sometimes or most of the time, we need to remind ourselves that we're not a KID anymore.
A. H. Septimius
The cold surface somehow enabled him to remain calm; he kept his eyes upon the summit, awaiting the arrival of reinforcements. The pace of his breathing remained steady, as did his pulse; it was in such moments men came of age; ‘the night is ours, the night is ours’, Jelani whispered.
The dreams of youth are the regrets of maturity.
Only practical work and experience lead the young to maturity.
If men had more up top we'd need less up front
Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible, and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity, as soon as it has passed that point, begins to verge towards decay.
Adolescents, for all their self-involvement, are emerging from the self-centeredness of childhood. Their perception of other people has more depth. They are better equipped at appreciating others' reasons for action, or the basis of others' emotions. But this maturity functions in a piecemeal fashion. They show more understanding of their friends, but not of their teachers.
I don't care that you are not a young twink. I like to think that I'm picking you at your peak.
Restraint is the whole purpose of want and desire; just as the resistance of the filament makes a light bulb glow, your restraint gives you character.
Maturity is perseverance-the ability to sweat out a project or a situation, in spite of heavy opposition and discouraging setbacks, and stick with it until it is finished.
People with character are capable of long obedience in the same direction, of staying attached to people and causes and callings through thick and thin. People with character also have scope. They are not infinitely flexible, free-floating, and solitary. They are anchored by permanent attachments to important things. In the realm of the intellect, they have a set of permanent convictions about fundamental truths. In the realm of emotion, they are enmeshed in a web of unconditional loves. In the realm of action, they have a permanent commitment to tasks that cannot be completed in a single lifetime.
Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms. […] If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.
The narrator finds that as a maturing character grows in stature before her friends that she sees less stature while evaluating herself.
Maturity is the ability to make a decision and stand by it. Immature people spend their lives exploring endless possibilities and then doing nothing. Action requires courage. Without courage, little is accomplished.
If you cultivate your body, your mind, your emotions, and your energies to a certain level of maturity, meditation will blossom.
Maturing is realizing how many things don’t require your comment.
Understanding someone, is the sign of True Maturity,Forgiving them is that of True Wisdom.
I will admit that we as young rebels always wanted fundamentalists to understand our take on their religion, but rarely, if ever, the other way around. The fundamentalists are the real artists. If you saw only a masterpiece of an original painting and someone threw a splash of red across it saying that their version is better, you would be offended too.
It means being able to resist the urge for immediate gratification and opt for the course of action that will pay off later.
Our children tremble in their teen-age cribs, whirling off on a thumb or a motorcycle.
Maturity turns out to be a question you can never answer with confidence, despite advanced age and wage.
You can’t fully mature without being attacked.
your thoughts will make you a victor or a victim.
Maturity is the slowness in which a man believes.
All mothers breed dead children.
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
it's my responsibility to cultivate the man in my son. I can't be passive about that.
Alexis De Tocqueville
A man is born; his first years go by in obscurity amid the pleasures or hardships of childhood. He grows up; then comes the beginning of manhood; finally society's gates open to welcome him; he comes into contact with his fellows. For the first time he is scrutinized and the seeds of the vices and virtues of his maturity are thought to be observed forming in him. This is, if I am not mistaken, a singular error. Step back in time; look closely at the child in the very arms of his mother; see the external world reflected for the first time in the yet unclear mirror of his understanding; study the first examples which strike his eyes; listen to the first word which arouse with him the slumbering power of thought; watch the first struggles which he has to undergo; only then will you comprehend the source of the prejudices, the habits, and the passions which are to rule his life.
I went from adolescence to senility, trying to bypass maturity.
Without willing it, I had gone from being ignorant of being ignorant to being aware of being unaware. And the worst part of my awareness was that I didn't know what I was aware of.