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145 Best Maturity Quotes To Make Smarter Decisions

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If you are looking for an incredible selection of maturity quotes you’re in the right place.

Maturity is when you are in a place of being more mature.

Generally speaking you reach maturity as you get older. However, that’s not always the case.

Some people are mature beyond their years at a young age.

This collection of maturity quotes will help you to make smarter decisions as you become more mature.

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Top 10 Maturity Quotes

Keep a nimble mind, and err on the side of precaution.

Naval Ravikant
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Not taking things personally is a superpower.

James Clear
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Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

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Your happiness cannot be taken by the others if it is not given by the others.

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Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.

Nora Ephron
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Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.

Hermann Hesse
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Maturity is the ability to prioritize values before feelings.

Mark Manson
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The master is content to serve as an example and not to impose her will.

Lao Tzu
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The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.

Max Lerner
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By all means, avoid words – threats, complaints, justification, narratives, reframing, attempts to win arguments, supplications; avoid words!

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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You find the light within us. You don’t find it within politics, but you find it in us. The soul is composed of love, compassion, wisdom, peace, and joy. Ram Dass

Great estates may venture more; little boats must keep near shore.

Benjamin Franklin

If you betray yourself, if you say untrue things, if you act out a lie, you weaken your character. Jordan Peterson

The first person we must examine is ourselves. John C. Maxwell

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore

Indifference to external events. And a commitment to justice in your own acts.

Marcus Aurelius

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. Albert Einstein

He who is full of faith and virtue, who also possesses fame and fortune, is held in reverence wherever he goes. The Dhammapada

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Wise men don’t need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren’t wise. Lao Tzu

The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.

C.S. Lewis

Him I call a brahmana, who associates not with the householder or with the homeless one, or with both, who is free from sensual desire and has few wants. The Dhammapada

There’s no rush. Maxime Lagacé

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis

I had rather do and not promise than promise and not do.

Arthur Warwick

I do believe in the old saying, ‘What does not kill you makes you stronger.’ Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity. Angelina Jolie

Maturity: to do what’s important and to ignore what’s not. Maxime Lagacé

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

Not caring about winning trivial arguments saves so much time and energy.

James Clear

Wisdom is really about figuring the longterm consequences of your actions. Naval Ravikant

Maturity is the ability to live in peace with that which we cannot change. Ann Landers

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Maturity: knowing where you’re crazy, trying to warn others of the fact and striving to keep yourself under control. Alain de Botton

Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.

Marianne Williamson

Show wisdom. Do not jump to conclusions. Take a broader view. Give very practical answers. Take a balanced view. Don’t be so dogmatic. Be more tolerant. Look deeper into things. Generate and consider alternatives. Look at things from many angles. Thibaut

Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification. Sigmund Freud

Refraining from pleasure cultivates temperance, and it is through temperance that we can abstain from pleasure. Aristotle

You cannot be a winner without maturity and consistency.

Marco Silva

Do something that doesn’t feel good now to feel good later. Shane Parrish

Age is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years. Martha Graham

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. Osho

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.


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. Ann Landers

Tho’ modesty is a virtue, bashfulness is a vice. Benjamin Franklin

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Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses in your life; you realize everything that happens in life is a result of the previous choice you’ve made and start making new choices to change your life. Roy T. Bennett

If you dedicate yourself to helping others, you’ll be happier.

Dalai Lama

If you can learn to be patient in a very impatient society, you win. Thibaut

When a man is old he must do more than when he was young. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. 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

Indeed, wisdom is born of meditation; without meditation wisdom is lost. Knowing this twofold path of gain and loss of wisdom, one should conduct oneself so that wisdom may increase.

The Dhammapada

Maturity is wanting nothing but what we see with the purity of our heart. Hugh Prather

Maturation is the process of foregoing others’ measures of success for your own. Naturally not many people are interested in doing this. Angela Jiang

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up. John C. Maxwell

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 reached the day we don’t need to be lied to about anything. Frank Yerby

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

Maturity is a choice. Harry Styles

One of the blessings of maturity is that it sometimes brings one greater courage to be truthful, regardless of what those who do not understand may think or say.

Napoleon Hill

I think part of maturity is knowing who you are. Rob Lowe

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

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What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death. Dave Barry

The older you get, the more you realize it’s less about what you want, and more about what you’re willing to give up.

Mark Manson

Maturity happens when you start living without hope. Hope is childish. You become mature when you don’t project hope into the future. In fact, you are mature when you don’t have any future; you just live in the moment — because that is the only reality there is. Osho

Life Maturity Quotes

Maturity is learning how to start when you feel like procrastinating and learning how to listen when you feel like talking. James Clear

It takes a certain level of maturity to get hit and get knocked down and get back up.

Jamal Crawford

The stronger our fixed identity of ourselves is, the easier we are insulted. Pema Chödrön

You can’t be mature if you don’t know yourself. Experiences, failures and reflection will bring you what you need. Maxime Lagacé

Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself. Nicole Scherzinger

I knew I matured when I was okay with nobody knowing my side of the story.


Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well. Jim Rohn

There are foolish people who know and who skilfully use their folly. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Resolve to live as a grownup who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside. Epictetus

The world rewards people who call things the way they are.

Anthony Pompliano

The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs. C.S. Lewis

Tis easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it. Benjamin Franklin

Maturity doesn’t come with age; it comes with acceptance of responsibility. John C. Maxwell

The most useful person in the world today is the man or woman who knows how to get along with other people.

Stanley C. Allyn

Maturity is when all of your mirrors turn into windows. Henry David Thoreau

Maturity of mind is best shown in slow belief. Baltasar Gracián

Grownup people can wait. Ann Landers

If you focus on longterm outcomes, expect to be misunderstood in the shortterm, frequently.

Tom Gardner

It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken. Aristotle

Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes. Roy Bennett

Emotional maturity is the ability to stick to a job and to struggle through until it is finished, to endure unpleasantness, discomfort and frustration. Edward Adam Strecker

Mature people don’t try to steer the river, they steer themselves.

Maxime Lagacé

The man of wisdom should admonish others; he should give advice and should prevent others from doing wrong; such a man is held dear by the good; he is disliked only by the bad. The Dhammapada

Being popular or not, having company or being alone, are not issues of concern for the developed soul. Donna Goddard

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True wisdom is not about loving happiness. Thibaut

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

Andrew Carnegie

When we avoid difficult conversations we trade short term discomfort for long term dysfunction. Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters. Unknown

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

Childhood and adulthood were not factors of age but states of mind. Alex Shakar

Never mourn the loss of innocence, because it always brings the much greater gain of wisdom.

Erica Goros

Truth and popularity tend to be mutually exclusive. James Pierce

Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for longterm values. Joshua L. Liebman

Maturity is what happens when one learns to only give a f*ck about what’s truly f*ckworthy. Mark Manson

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.

Augustine of Hippo

Maturity starts when drama ends. Unknown

Just do your thing, without complaining. Maxime Lagacé

As a mountain of rock is unshaken by wind, so also, the wise are unperturbed by blame or by praise. The Dhammapada

Maturity means seeing the differences, but realizing they don’t matter. There’s no technological shortcut.

Ted Chiang

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

Maturity is having the courage to use one’s own intelligence. Immanuel Kant

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Selfknowledge is the first step to maturity. Jane Austen

Future you pays for the sins of present you. Future you gains from the good of present you. There is no escaping consequence.

Angela Jiang

Everyone should have the experience of getting lost in life at least once. Part of maturity is learning how to tolerate uncertainty, and when the time is right, to find or create a new path for yourself. Cole Todd

You are never too old to become younger. Mae West

The first sign of maturity is not reacting to others immaturity. D. Muthukrishnan

Your misery is your own fault. Stop blaming the world. The world owes you nothing.

Preethi Kasireddy

Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself. Naval Ravikant

In growing old we become more foolish — and more wise. François de La Rochefoucauld

When I didn’t resist, I could see the world. Pema Chödrön

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal. T.S. Eliot

We both have a lot of growing up to do. A lot of the world to see and figure out on our own. Emily Giffin

Growth And Maturity Quotes

Maturity consists in not losing the past while fully living in the present with a prudent awareness of the possibilities of the future. Thomas Traherne

The vivacity which increases in old age is not far removed from folly.

François de La Rochefoucauld

It is good to have virtue till old age, it is good to have unshakable faith, it is good to gain wisdom, it is good to do no evil. The Dhammapada

Caring about people, about things, about life is an act of maturity. Tracy McMillan

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To stand up straight with your shoulders back is to accept the terrible responsibility of life, with eyes wide open. Jordan Peterson

Maturity is the ability to see things as they are, the measure of learning from every situation, an attitude of one’s understanding, taking 100% responsibility for your life, growing up, and moving forward.

Anand Patwa

Maturity is the art of living in peace with that which cannot be changed, the courage to change that which should be changed, no matter what it takes, and the wisdom to know the difference. Ann Landers

How you treat people is your religion. Thibaut

Adulthood involves learning to conclusively bury a great many of our hopes. Alain de Botton

Bet on those willing to go backward to go forward, not those who insist on only going forward to go forward.

Angela Jiang

In the end, it’s a mental maturity to let your best come out. Lindsey Vonn

Maturity is doing what you think is best, even when your mother thinks it’s a good idea. Paul Watzlawick

Feverishness of fame, pride and social recognition is immaturity. Just wake up and see there is nothing much in it. It’s an empty bowl. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Farmers channel the water; fletchers straighten the arrow; carpenters work the timber; the wise tame themselves.

The Dhammapada

Lose the mind and gain consciousness and you are mature. Die to the past and be born to the present and you are mature. Maturity is living in the present, fully alert and aware of all the beauty and the splendour of existence. Osho

We don’t mature through age; we mature in awareness. Byron Katie

The wiser you get, the more comfortable you are in chaos. Maxime Lagacé

There is a difference between growing up and growing old, most people grow old without ever growing up.

Abhijit Naskar

If you learn that someone is speaking ill of you, don’t try to defend yourself against the rumours; respond instead with, ‘Yes, and he doesn’t know the half of it, because he could have said more. Epictetus

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty. John Huston Finley

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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. Ann Landers

People are ever craving more time, yet continue to squander that which they already have.

James Pierce

The value of a man is not measured by his money, his status or his possessions. The value of a man lies in his personality, wisdom, creativity, courage, independence and maturity. Mark W. B. Brinton

Maturing is realizing how many things don’t require your comment. Rachel Wolchin

As you grow older, maturity naturally comes to you. And it shows on your face. It’s true not only about looks, but your maturity should also reflect in your performances. Urmila Matondkar

Everyone grows but not everyone becomes mature.

Kemi Sogunle

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up. Tom Stoppard

Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by your feelings. Rick Warren

To the immature, other people are not real. Harry Overstreet

Maturity is when your world opens up and you realize that you are not the center of it.

M.J. Croan

Maturity’ really means: being very unsurprised by, and calm around, pain and disappointment. Alain de Botton

The prudent man strives for freedom from pain, not pleasure. Aristotle

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Maturity, the way I understand it, is knowing what your limitations are. Kurt Vonnegut

To Sum Up

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