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81 Maturity Quotes

As this collection of maturity quotes highlights, being mature is not just something that comes with age, it’s something we learn.

Maturing is accepting and handling responsibilities, being kind, and not taking things personally. In fact, there are lots of different things that come with being mature. Read these quotes about maturity to find out more.

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1. “Maturity is when you’re able to say, ‘It’s not just them. It’s me.” – Criss Jami

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2. “Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.” – Joshua L. Liebman

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3. “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

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4. “Maturity starts with the willingness to give oneself.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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5. “Age is just a number, maturity is a choice.” – Harry Styles

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6. “Caring – about people, about things, about life – is an act of maturity.” – Tracy McMillan

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7. “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

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8. “My level of maturity depends on who I’m with.” – Unknown

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9. “Education as growth or maturity should be an ever-present process.” – Dewey

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10. “Maturity is knowing when to be immature.”Randall Hall

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11. “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

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12. “Not taking things personally is a superpower.” – James Clear

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13. “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” – Buddha

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14. “Age is no guarantee of maturity.” – Lawana Blackwell

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15. “Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.” – Jules Feiffer

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

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17. “Your happiness cannot be taken by the others if it is not given by the others.”Osho

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18. “Youth condemns; maturity condones.” – Amy Lowell

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19. “Age is relative. Experience is relative. And I think often intensity is confused with maturity.”Laura Marling

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20. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

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

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22. “Everyone grows but not everyone becomes mature.” – Kemi Sogunle

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23. “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

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24. “Maturity comes with experience, not age.”Ziad K. Abdelnour

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

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26. “Real maturity lies in your words, not on your age.” – Unknown

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

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28. “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.”Rajneesh

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29. “Not caring about winning trivial arguments saves so much time and energy.” James Clear

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30. “Maturity arrives the day we don’t need to be lied to about anything.”Frank Yerby

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31. “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

32. “Maturity … is letting things happen.” – Carolyn Heilbrun

33. “You cannot be a winner without maturity and consistency.” – Marco Silva

34. “Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.” – Tom Stoppard

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

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

37. “Maturity is the moment one regains one’s innocence.”Marty Rubin

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

39. “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

40. “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

41. “Grades don’t measure intelligence and age doesn’t define maturity.”Unknown

42. “‘Star Trek’ was an attempt to say 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 lifeforms.”Gene Roddenberry

43. “Maturity is largely about acquiring the confidence and the competence to make your own decisions.”Susan Maushart

44. “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

45. “I don’t think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It’s just maturity. I’ve become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence. “Ricky Williams

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

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

48. “Maturity consists in no longer being taken in by oneself.”Unknown

49. “Most of us don’t mind doing what we ought to do when it doesn’t interfere with what we want to do, but it takes discipline and maturity to do what we ought to do whether we want to or not.”Joseph B. Wirthlin

50. “A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all-knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

51. “Maturity is when you listen more and speak less.”Unknown

52. “I developed a sense of maturity when it comes to being dependent upon other people. I don’t feel anyone really truly wants me to win more than I do.”Shani Davis

53. “Maturity comes in three stages: dependence, independence, and interdependence”Jenna Jameson

54. “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

55. “Maturity is the slowness in which a man believes.”Baltasar Gracian

56. “It was not until my 20s that I began to creep toward maturity.” – Alan K. Simpson

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

58. “I think part of maturity is knowing who you are.” –  Rob Lowe

59. “I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.”Garrison Keillor

60. “Granted, I’ve changed internally as I’ve gotten older – I take it easy, I know when to stop and take care of myself, I laugh much more and with my belly and soul – but this comes from the confidence and acceptance that comes with maturity.” Iman

61. “To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility – these are marks of maturity and graciousness.”William Arthur Ward

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

63. “One definition of maturity is learning to delay pleasure.” – Dave Ramsey

64. “Adolescence is society’s permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.” – Terri Apter

65. “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

66. “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

67. “Admitting our mistakes is a sign of maturity and wisdom. We learn more from knowing our mistakes.”Dr. T.P.Chia

68. “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

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

70. “It takes a certain level of maturity to get hit and get knocked down and get back up.” – Jamal Crawford

71. “It takes a lot of grace and maturity to simply forgive, but a lot of healing takes place when you do.”Elizabeth George

72. “In Christ, we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness; a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service; a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself.” – Vincent Nichols

73. “Maturity comes from obedience, not necessarily from age.”Leonard Ravenhill

74. “Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself.” –  Nicole Scherzinger

75. “Maturity is developed by respecting others and accepting responsibility for violating that respect.”Wes Fessler

76. “The awareness of the ambiguity of one’s highest achievements (as well as one’s deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.”Paul Tillich

77. “Maturity is the ability to joyfully live in an imperfect world.”Richard Rohr

78. “Maturity is when all of your mirrors turn into windows.”-  Henry David Thoreau

79. “Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.”Kurt Vonnegut

80. “The true mark of maturity is when someone hurts you and you try and understand their situation instead of hurting them back.”Ryron Gracie

81. “Maturity is the ability to prioritize values before feelings.” – Mark Manson