quote by Sigmund Freud

Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification.

— Sigmund Freud

Floundering Adulthood quotations

According to Herodotus, the ancient Persians felt that what was necessary in the background of a young man entering adulthood was his ability to ride, shoot straight, and speak the truth. Perhaps we should now grant our college degrees to young men who measure up to that standard.

The great challenge of adulthood is holding on to your idealism after you lose your innocence.

When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.

A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood.

I think you should be a child for as long as you can.

I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that. Don't rush into adulthood, it isn't all that much fun.

In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.

Just try to stay a child as long as you can. Don't force into adulthood.

Creating a world that is truly fit for children does not imply simply the absence of war... It means having primary schools nearby that educate children, free of charge... It means building a world fit for children, where every child can grow to adulthood in health, peace and dignity.

A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood.

The male role models I had all seemed to have been in the military.

My father served in the army. My uncle was in the Marine Corps. Both of my grandfathers served in WWII. There weren't any career soldiers in my family, but when I was young it seemed like a way of arriving at adulthood.

There are two novels that can transform a bookish 14-year-old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish daydream that can lead to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood ...in which large chunks of the day are spent inventing ways to make real life more like a fantasy novel. The other is a book about orcs.

All human beings, all persons who reach adulthood in the world today are programmed biocomputers. No one of us can escape our own nature as programmable entities. Literally, each of us may be our programs, nothing more, nothing less.

A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure.

Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus.

It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.

We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we have stopped saying 'It got lost,' and say, 'I lost it.'

Rearing a family is probably the most difficult job in the world.

It resembles two business firms merging their respective resources to make a single product. All the potential headaches of that operation are present when an adult male and an adult female join to steer a child from infancy to adulthood.

One of the most jolting days of adulthood comes the first time you run out of toilet paper. Toilet paper, up until this point, always just existed. And now it's a finite resource, constantly in danger of extinction, that must be carefully tracked and monitored, like pandas?

Being silly is still allowed, not excluded by adulthood.

What's excluded by adulthood is thoughtlessness, so be thoughtful and silly

I feel that adolescence has served its purpose when a person arrives at adulthood with a strong sense of self-esteem, the ability to relate intimately, to communicate congruently, to take responsibility, and to take risks. The end of adolescence is the beginning of adulthood. What hasn't been finished then will have to be finished later.

There is a point in every young person's life when you realize that the youth that you've progressed through and graduate to some sort of adulthood is equally as messed up as where you're going.

Someone who is perennially surprised that depravity exists, who continues to feel disillusioned (even incredulous) when confronted with evidence of what humans are capable of inflicting in the way of gruesome, hands-on cruelties upon other humans, has not reached moral or psychological adulthood.

Love and spiritual values received from parents are the strongest assets for a child to face the various trials of adulthood.

For me adulthood is realising that there are no grown-ups and everyone else is winging it.

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives.

I had been riding horses before my memory kicked in, so my life with horses had no beginning. It simply appeared from the fog of infancy. I survived a difficult childhood by traveling on the backs of horses, and in adulthood the pattern didn't change.

The goal of my philanthropic work has always been to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her potential. That means our work won't be done until every child has access to quality education from early childhood to adulthood.

Adulthood brings with it a pernicious illusion of control.

Both humans and dogs love to play well into adulthood, and individuals from both species occasionally display evidence of having a conscience.

I spent my whole childhood wishing I were older and now I'm spending my adulthood wishing I were younger.

Learning to code makes kids feel empowered, creative, and confident.

If we want our young women to retain these traits into adulthood, a great option is to expose them to computer programming in their youth.

Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.

Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.

More than one philosopher has claimed that we ever remain children, far beneath the indurated layers that make up the armour of adulthood. Armour encumbers, restricts the body and soul within it. But it also protects. Blows are blunted. Feelings lose their edge, leaving us to suffer naught but a plague of bruises, and, after a time, bruises fade.

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