188 Maturity Quotes to Inspire Growth and Success

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The Most Famous Maturity Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Age is just a number, maturity is a choice. — Harry Styles

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Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification. — Sigmund Freud

Age is no guarantee of maturity. — Lawana Blackwell

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty. — John Huston Finley

Man's maturity: to have regained the seriousness that he had as a child at play. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Physical maturity is bound to time. Spiritual maturity is bound to obedience. — John Bevere

Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values. — Joshua L. Liebman

Age is a high price to pay for maturity. — Tom Stoppard

Maturity comes not with age but with the acceptance of responsibility. You are only young once but immaturity can last a lifetime! — Edwin Louis Cole

I don't want to feel like I've matured. That's a stupid word that I never want to use. — Marilyn Manson

Short Maturity Quotes

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  • Every new experience brings its own maturity and a greater clarity of vision. — Indira Gandhi
  • To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly — Henri Bergson
  • Maturity is the ability to joyfully live in an imperfect world. — Richard Rohr
  • To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. — Henri Bergson
  • I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. — Albert Einstein
  • Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature. — Albert Einstein
  • The strength of your character is inversely correlated with how easy you are to offend. — Alex Hormozi
  • Being an adult is overrated. I refuse to grow up. — Lex Fridman
  • Emotional control isn’t a lack of emotion; it’s a necessary function of maturity. — Andrew Tate
  • Maturity is what happens when one learns to only give a fuck about what’s truly fuckworthy. — Mark Manson

Top 10 Maturity Quotes

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Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' — Erich Fromm

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Every new experience brings its own maturity and a greater clarity of vision. — Indira Gandhi

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Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification. — Sigmund Freud

Age is just a number, maturity is a choice. — Harry Styles

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly — Henri Bergson

Our maturity will be judged by how well we are able to agree to disagree and yet continue to love one another, to care for one another, and cherish one another and seek the greater good of the other. — Desmond Tutu

Maturity is the ability to joyfully live in an imperfect world. — Richard Rohr

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. — Henri Bergson

The quest for Love changes us. There is no seeker among those who search for Love who has not matured on the way. The moment you start looking for Love, you start to change within and without. — Shams Tabrizi

Indian men are still used to the traditional role given to women; they want intelligent girls for company but not to marry... they have yet to taste and relish the company of mature women. — Amrita Pritam

Maturity Image Quotes

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Maturity quote by Indira Gandhi

Every new experience brings its own maturity and a greater clarity of vision. — Indira Gandhi

Maturity quote by Albert Einstein

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature. — Albert Einstein

Maturity quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I love you for the part of me that you bring out. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Maturity quote Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your p
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.

Woman Maturity Quotes

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One of the benefits of being a mature well-educated woman is that you're not afraid of expletives. And you have no fear to put a fool in his place. That's the power of language and experience. You can learn a lot from Shakespeare. — Judi Dench

I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse. — Benjamin Spock

A woman of mystery is one who also has a certain maturity and whose actions speak louder than words. Any woman can be one, if she keeps those two points in mind. She should grow up-and shut up. — Alfred Hitchcock

Maturity quote Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making chang
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.

The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold. Or, if your ad revenue or your seven-figure salary or your privileged sexual status depend on it, it is an operable condition. — Naomi Wolf

The Meaning of Mature Femininity: At the heart of mature felinity is a freeing disposition to affirm, receive, and nurture strength and leadership from worthy men in ways appropriate to a woman's differing relationships. — John Piper

The more a man matures the more he's able to look beyond a woman's appearance and see who she really is. — Tony Gaskins

Maturity quote Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require
Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them.

Now supposing I had the part of a young woman to give out, one that wanted some excellent acting. If I were to go to the stage for my actress I would have to take a matured woman, one who would act splendidly, but who would look too old for the requirements. — D. W. Griffith

My ex-girl told me, "I love you so much, and I know it's just a phase you're going through." When a woman comes at you like that, you look at her as being so mature because she understands if I'm cheating, it's not her problem, it's mine. When a man cheats, it's not a reflection of what she's not. — Tyrese Gibson

From a timid shy girl I had become a woman of resolute character, who could no longer be frightened by the struggle with troubles. — Anna Dostoyevskaya

I like a woman who has both maturity and ingenuity. This comes under the heading of femininity. — Laurence Harvey

Lack Of Maturity Quotes

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What we mean by maturity in people's thinking is not a matter of how smart they are, but it is a matter of the order of consciousness in which they exercise their smartness or their lack of it. — Robert Kegan

We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself. — Leon Jouhaux

He feared his maturity as it grew upon him with its ripe thought, its skill, its finished art; yet which lacked the poetry of boyhood to make living a full end of life. — T. E. Lawrence

Maturity quote Maturity isn't a product of growing older. It's a product of growing wiser.
Maturity isn't a product of growing older. It's a product of growing wiser.

A close look at many churches will reveal that a central problem is the lack of biblical maturity among the men. — Albert Mohler

Love Maturity Quotes

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Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. — Bruce Lee

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I love you for the part of me that you bring out. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love. — Mother Teresa

Maturity quote Immature: a word boring people use to describe fun people.
Immature: a word boring people use to describe fun people.

I need you because I love you. — Erich Fromm

I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity. I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not - more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around; living becomes the act of giving. — Beverly Sills

Mature love is loving, not being loved. — Irvin D Yalom

Maturity quote Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Mature love is not a surrender of the self but a surrender to the self. The ego surrenders its hegemony of the personality to the heart, but in this surrender it is not annihilated. Rather it is strengthened because its roots in the body are nourished by the joy that the body feels. — Alexander Lowen

Don't cry, you crybaby! When you think things are hard, that's the time you are maturing as a person. If you get over the darkness, a wonderful new day will come. The bright morning will be filled with light and the birds will be singing . There'll be white roses with a lovely fragrance. — Aya Kito

There's a part of you that always remains a child, no matter how mature you get, how sophisticated or weary. — Barbra Streisand

I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun warmed, flower bordered path. — Andre Gide

Spiritual Maturity Quotes

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Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations. — Samuel Ullman

Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations. — Unknown

Spiritual maturity is not reached by the passing of the years, but by obedience to the will of God. Some people mature into an understanding of God’s will more quickly than others because they obey more readily; they more readily sacrifice the life of nature to the will of God. — Oswald Chambers

When a person becomes a Christian, he doesn’t just join a local church because it’s a good habit for growing in spiritual maturity. He joins a local church because it’s the expression of what Christ has made him—a member of the body of Christ. — Mark Dever

Experience life in all possible ways -- good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don't be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become. — Osho

To me, growing into spiritual maturity is becoming less self-conscious and more God-conscious. — Mark Batterson

One of the greatest indicators of our own spiritual maturity is revealed in how we respond to the weaknesses, the inexperience, and the potentially offensive actions of others. — David A. Bednar

Spiritual maturity is not knowing what to do with your whole life, but just knowing what to do next. — Henri Nouwen

Every guy is going to realize that every relationship is an opportunity for growth. — Corey Wayne

Our early interests are fragile, vaguely defined, and in need of energetic, years-long cultivation and refinement. — Angela Duckworth

Age And Maturity Quotes

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India has known the innocence and insouciance of childhood, the passion and abandon of youth, and the ripe wisdom of maturity that comes from long experience of pain and pleasure; and over and over a gain she has renewed her childhood and youth and age — Jawaharlal Nehru

In football, you have to grow up quickly, and you’re generally more mature than other people your age. — Harry Kane

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. — Nicky Gumbel

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity. — Thomas Huxley

Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging. — Maya Angelou

Up to one's last breath, one may retain the simple joys of childhood, the poetic ecstasies of the young person, the enthusiasms of maturity. Right to the end, one may intoxicate one's spirit with flowers, with beauty and with smiles. — Eliphas Levi

The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one. — J. D. Salinger

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight. — Robertson Davies

People say, "Age is just a number." A lot of times it's not just a number. It's actually a real and true sign of someone's maturity. But in this case, she's fantastic. — Henry Cavill

People mature with age and experience. I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar. — Rick Kaplan

Maturity Level Quotes

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Self-actualizing people are those who have come to a high level of maturation, health and self-fulfillment... the values that self-actualizers appreciate include truth, creativity, beauty, goodness, wholeness, aliveness, uniqueness, justice, simplicity, and self-sufficiency. — Abraham Maslow

At Atletico, I’ve improved at the highest level, and in the Champions League, I’ve turned a corner. — Antoine Griezmann

A true initiate will never force anyone who has not reached a certain level of maturity to accept his truth. — Franz Bardon

The dueling maturity levels in high school is such a source of comedy to me. I was always such a late developer. I was last to walk. I was last to ride a bike. I was last to have sex. That's why it's fun to portray one side of your childhood onscreen. — Paul Feig

It is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of high maturity, to rise to the level of self-criticism. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

I navigate through the world with the excitement and determination of a child. That's why I'm an artist. I'd die without an outlet for expression. Unfortunately, more often than not, that childlike energy is the maturity level I bring to many circumstances. — Kurt Sutter

With girls, friendships are hard because you have to learn to get to a maturity level to love them but not want to be them. — Nikki Reed

When you realize that the real breakthroughs come from levels of higher consciousness, then you also realize that the achievement of maturity and wisdom is the most powerful generator of new beginnings possible. — Marianne Williamson

Traumatic events always happen exactly two years before I reach the maturity level to deal with them. — Tim Sandlin

Men and women are most alike at their most mature and soulful levels. Men and women are most different only at their most immature and merely physical levels. — Richard Rohr

Level Of Maturity Quotes

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I feel like I'm 18, with the maturity level of like a 14-year-old. I'm still the same goofball; I'm still in college, as far as I'm concerned. — Duff Goldman

I'm 18 in this album. I'm not losing fans, and I'm not disrepecting women, but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl. It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that. — Chris Brown

I think that shows a level of maturity and understanding that I think bodes well for getting to the bottom of this. But it is really up to you and your staff, on behalf of the American people, to take on that challenge. — David Kay

I think the heartbreak of September 11 - America's grief not only over the loss of life but also the loss of our own innocence - has expanded us as people because it has tenderized our hearts. On a psychological level, the American people have matured as a result of that awful day. — Marianne Williamson

I think when people make a record with a goal in mind - like taking it to the next level or making them seem more mature - that gets in the way of writing great songs. — Taylor Swift

Some people should have more levels of maturity than others, but you know to have a show that's grounded, tethered to reality, if you follow a group of people for six years and you show no maturity, I think that would be inaccurate. — Alex Karpovsky

Being a head designer or art director or just even a designer, you need a certain level of experience and maturity. — Christophe Lemaire

My name is very important to me. I'm representing the Wade name. I've got the name on the back of my jersey when I play. I walk around with that name. That's my family name, the name my son will grow up with. So it's very important to me to keep the level of maturity that I have. — Dwyane Wade

If you cultivate your body, your mind, your emotions, and your energies to a certain level of maturity, meditation will blossom. — Jaggi Vasudev

Emotional Maturity Quotes

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God will test you because He wants you to mature. He wants you to develop a walk with Him that is not based on your fluctuating emotions, but on your commitment to Him as you learn to walk by faith. — Greg Laurie

Maturity is the ability to prioritize values before feelings. — Mark Manson

It's amazing to hear, as a voice matures and then starts to decline, what kind of emotion is still conveyed by a really good vocalist. — Tom Wopat

...God will be 'all in all' (I Cor. 15:28) when we are no longer what we are now, a multiplicity of impulses and emotions, with little or nothing of God in us, but are fully like God , with room for God and God alone. This is the 'maturity' (cf. Col. 1:28) towards which we speed. — Gregory of Nazianzus

You just learn as time passes. — Cardi B

Fear is a natural part of growth. — Dan Sullivan

Feeling uncomfortable about a situation is oftentimes the indicator that growth is about to take place. — Isaac Mashman

The emotionally mature individual should completely accept the fact that we live in a world of probability and chance, where there are not, nor probably ever will be, any absolute certainties, and should realize that it is not at all horrible, indeed—such a probabilistic, uncertain world. — Albert Ellis

No one grows up. That's one of the sickest lies they ever tell you. People change. People compromise. People get stranded in situations they don't want to be in… and they make the best of it. But don't try to tell me it's some kind of… glorious preordained ascent into emotional maturity. It's not. — Greg Egan

Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother. — Pope Francis

Growth And Maturity Quotes

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There’s a core assumption that growth is always good, is always unlimited, and is required for success. — Paul Jarvis

There comes a time when you have to grow up and start thinking for yourself. — Logan Paul

Everything goes through the cycle of birth, growth, maturation, decay and death. But all of this is an illusion. Everything we see is an illusion. — Frederick Lenz

One of the most important phases of maturing is that of growth from self-centering to an understanding relationship to others. A person is not mature until he has both an ability and a willingness to see himself as one among others and to do unto those others as he would have them do to him. — Harry A. Overstreet

Once established, an original river advances through its long life, manifesting certain peculiarities of youth, maturity and old age, by which its successive stages of growth may be recognized without much difficulty. — William Morris Davis

One of the most important phases of maturing is that of growth from self-centering to an understanding relationship to others. A person is not mature until he has both an ability and a willingness to see himself as one among others and to do unto those others as he would have them do to him. — Harry Allen Overstreet

To mature is in part to realize that while complete intimacy and omniscience and power cannot be had, self-transcendence, growth, and closeness to others are nevertheless within one's reach. — Sissela Bok

No mirror ever became iron again; No bread ever became wheat; No ripened grape ever became sour fruit. Mature yourself and be secure from a change for the worse. Become the light. — Rumi

Change takes time. It takes time for the seeds to begin growing within, time to understand and process, time for the growth to mature, and time for the old self to die and fall away. — Bryant H. McGill

My biggest achievement - besides being drafted into the NBA - was becoming a father. Being a father has made me experience things that have contributed to my maturity and personal growth. — Dwyane Wade

Be Mature Quotes

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Happiness is the result of inner maturity. It depends on us alone, and requires patient work, carried out from day to day. Happiness must be built, and this requires time and effort. In the long term, happiness and unhappiness are therefore a way of being, or a life skill. — Matthieu Ricard

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

My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man; I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety. — William Wordsworth

There's nothing more frustrating than seeing cynics sit there and say, 'Well, nobody can make any more money because Microsoft and Intel own everything.' Is the software industry mature, or is it embryonic? I would say it's embryonic. There will be a hundred more Microsofts, not just one. — Michael Saylor

If investors avoid the Treasury market, we could be unable to pay off maturing securities, which would mean an immediate default. — Jerome Powell

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity. — William Arthur Ward

And I hope that five years and 10 years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity. — Louis Farrakhan

Mental bearing (calmness), not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai. A Samurai therefore should neither be pompous nor arrogant. — Tsukahara Bokuden

A young branch can be straightened, a mature one breaks. — Filipino Proverbs

To mature means to take responsibility for your life, to be on your own. Psychoanalysis fosters the infantile state by considering that the past is responsible for the illness. — Frederick Salomon Perls

Being Mature Quotes

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Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that's what maturity is all about. — Osho [Chandra Mohan Jain]

God...doesn't intend to help us live the Christian life. Immaturity considers the Lord Jesus a Helper. Maturity knows Him to be life itself. — Miles J. Stanford

My career is not finished, I cannot say that now. There is work to be done. I hope to progress and get better, win a maximum number of titles. Right now, I am not where I want to be. — Paul Pogba

Maturity is reached the day we don't need to be lied to about anything. — Frank Yerby

Don't be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become. — Osho [Chandra Mohan Jain]

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity. — Edward Weeks

To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes — Fritz Kunkel

I'll be honest with you. I'm a little bit of a loner. It's been a big part of my maturing process to learn to allow people to support me. I tend to be very self-reliant and private. And I have this history of wanting to work things out on my own and protect people from what's going on with me. — Kerry Washington

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity. — Ed Weeks

I have been maturing as a teacher. New experiences bring new sensitivities and flexibility. — W. Howard Lester

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Likewise today, some Christians are content to merely exist until they die. They don't want to risk anything, to believe God, to grow or mature. They refuse to believe his Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief. Now they're living just to die. — David Wilkerson

No member of the animal kingdom nurses past maturity, no member of the animal kingdom ever did a thing to me. Its why I don't eat red meat or white fish, don't give me no blue cheese. Were all members of the animal kingdom, leave your brothers and sisters in the sea. — Prince

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. — Paul McCartney

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity. — Pope John Paul II

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. — Gene Roddenberry

The mature person meets the demands of life, while the immature person demands that life meet her demands. — Henry Cloud

I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us. — Hermann Hesse

Filthy language is used by people who don't have the maturity or intelligence to express themselves with better words. — Nouman Ali Khan

Much travel is needed before a raw man is ripened. — Arabic Proverbs

From here on out, there's just reality. I think that's what maturity is: a stoic response to endless reality. But then, what do I know? — Carrie Fisher

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Men, believing in myths, will always fear something terrible, everlasting punishment as certain or probable . . . Men base all these fears not on mature opinions, but on irrational fancies, that they are more disturbed by fear of the unknown than by facing facts. Peace of mind lies in being delivered from all these fears. — Epicurus

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made of layers, cells, constellations. — Anais Nin

I had a mind inquiring enough to question world events, as well as the passion fostered by my background to care, but I lacked the emotional maturity to process these things. That made me ripe for Islamist recruitment. Into this ferment came my recruiter, himself straight out of a London medical college. — Maajid Nawaz

Just as Jesus learned obedience by the things He suffered, we learn obedience by the difficult circumstances we face. When we obey the Word of God that is spoken by the Holy Spirit, we will grow and mature in the times of conflict and suffering. Our knowledge of Scripture is not the key. Obedience is. — John Bevere

The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate. — Douglas Engelbart

You must not quote to me what I once said. I am wiser now. — Romy Schneider

In Conclusion

Maturity is about understanding that life is not always fair and accepting the things we cannot change. It is about learning to control our emotions and respond to difficult situations with patience and kindness. Quotes about maturity inspire us to take responsibility for our actions and choices, to treat others with respect and empathy, and to strive for personal growth and self-improvement. They remind us that true maturity lies in our ability to learn from our mistakes, embrace change, and adapt to new circumstances.

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