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  • #1
    Anaïs Nin
    “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 up of layers, cells, constellations.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #2
    Gordon B. Hinckley
    “The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either -- or both -- when needed?”
    Gordon B. Hinckley, Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes

  • #3
    Rabindranath Tagore
    “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
    Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

  • #4
    T.S. Eliot
    “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.”
    T.S. Eliot, The Sacred Wood

  • #5
    John C. Maxwell
    “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

  • #6
    Hermann Hesse
    “Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.”
    Hermann Hesse, Gertrude

  • #7
    Peter De Vries
    “The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.”
    Peter De Vries

  • #8
    Michael Crichton
    “Nobody smart knows what they want to do until they get into their twenties or thirties.”
    Michael Crichton, The Lost World

  • #9
    John Gardner
    “When I was a child I truly loved:
    Unthinking love as calm and deep
    As the North Sea. But I have lived,
    And now I do not sleep.”
    John Gardner, Grendel

  • #10
    Hermann Hesse
    “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, Peter Camenzind

  • #11
    Daniel Prokop
    “In a desperate attempt to stay young forever we have achieved eternal childishness, rather than eternal youth.”
    Daniel Prokop, Leaving Neverland: Why Little Boys Shouldn't Run Big Corporations

  • #12
    Alex Shakar
    “Childhood and adulthood were not factors of age but states of mind.”
    Alex Shakar, The Savage Girl

  • #13
    Doris Lessing
    “You simply don't get to be wise, mature, etc., unless you've been a raving cannibal for thirty years or so.”
    Doris Lessing

  • #14
    “To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.”
    Edward Weeks

  • #15
    Kim Stanley Robinson
    “Childhood isn't just those years. It's also the opinions you form about them afterward. That's why our childhoods are so long.”
    Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars

  • #16
    Saul Bellow
    “A man should be able to hear, and to bear, the worst that could be said of him.”
    Saul Bellow

  • #17
    Tyler Perry
    “What I've found about it is that there are some folks you can talk to until you're blue in the face--they're never going to get it and they're never going to change. But every once in a while, you'll run into someone who is eager to listen, eager to learn, and willing to try new things. Those are the people we need to reach. We have a responsibility as parents, older people, teachers, people in the neighborhood to recognize that.”
    Tyler Perry, Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life

  • #18
    Emily Giffin
    “We both have a lot of growing-up to do... A lot of the world to see & figure out on our own." -- Leo”
    Emily Giffin

  • #19
    Augustine of Hippo
    “The Bible was composed in such a way that as beginners mature, its meaning grows with them.”
    Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

  • #20
    “To the immature, other people are not real.”
    Harry Overstreet

  • #21
    Roger Zelazny
    “Then you must reconcile yourself to the fact that something is always hurt by any change. If you do this, you will not be hurt yourself.”
    Roger Zelazny, Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming

  • #23
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #24
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey

  • #25
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #26
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #27
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #28
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #29
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #30
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #31
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus



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