When people hear my daughter and when they know about her wisdom and maturity, they think that her father must have been sitting with her and mentoring her. They think he would have spent a lot of time in bringing her up. They think he would have constructed her.
— Ziauddin Yousafzai
Maturity comes with experience, not age.
— Ziad K. Abdelnour
For people of different faiths to coexist, it's going to take maturity, wisdom, and patience. All of which come, eventually, with tolerance. And it's a process of time.
— Zbigniew Brzezinski
My father was a teacher, my mama was a community worker, I taught in so many schools. So when you get that experience of how to communicate with younger people, put that hand on them and give them that old-school feeling, the maturity and adult, a lot of our kids just need the feeling of that love, and that's the frame of reference that I teach from and that's the frame of reference that all of our musicians in the Jazz at Lincoln Center.
— Wynton Marsalis
It is in the prime of youth that man sinks into empty phrases and grimaces. It's in this smithy that our maturity is forged.
— Witold Gombrowicz
Acceptance by government of a dissident press is a measure of the maturity of a nation.
— William O. Douglas
The First Amendment makes confidence in the common sense of our people and in the maturity of their judgement the great postulate of our democracy.
— William O. Douglas
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
It is always easier to take the words of a Jesus, a Gandhi, a Marx, or a Confucius as constituting Holy Writ. This involves less reading, less study, less thought, less conflict, and less independent searching, but it also means less growth toward maturity.
— William Coperthwaite
Maturity is the capacity to love, to care about other people in the broadest sense ... and to continue to increase this capacity beyond our families to the community, to the state, to the nation, and to this shrinking little world.
— William C. Menninger
As long as a believer is worrying about whether or not they are truly saved, they will never grow up in spiritual maturity. It basically guarantees that a Christian will remain stuck in spiritual infancy. And worse, it paints a picture of God that is not only untrue but also unbiblical. It cheapens the gift of salvation " the gift of grace " and make God look like a finicky human.
— Will Davis
Maturity is developed by respecting others and accepting responsibility for violating that respect.
— Wes Fesler
The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay.
— Wendell Berry
Becoming mature Christians will require the sovereign work of God. Only God can save and sanctify. Still, God uses men and means. Certainly we as parents must seek to bring our children to Jesus Christ for salvation. But salvation is not the end of the journey. It is only the beginning. The destination toward which we are headed with our children is nothing less than maturity in Christ.
— Wayne Mack
The essential discovery of maturity has little if anything to do with information about the names, the locations, and the sequence of facts; it is the acquiring of a different sense of life, a different kind of intuition about the nature of things.
— Walter Lippmann
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
Radio wasn't outside our lives. It coincided with and helped to shape our childhood and adolescence. As we slogged toward maturity, it also grew up and turned into television, leaving behind, like dead skin, transistorized talk-radio and nonstop music. . . .
— Vincent Canby
A new educational system in which all children born shall have the same advantage of physical, industrial, mental and moral culture, and thus be equally prepared at maturity to enter upon active, responsible and useful lives. . . . In so doing, it strikes a fatal blow at . . . the most demoralizing of all monopolies. . . educational superiority.
— Victoria Woodhull
When I became a mature woman, I put both feet firmly on the side of maturity.
— Victoria Principal
Aloneness is a wise teacher. Kierkegaard remarked that one sign of spiritual maturity was the ability to be comfortable when alone.
— Vernon Howard
Maturity is about Challenging yourself and Improving!And then taking that experience to help others.
— Tsem Tulku
Caring - about people, about things, about life - is an act of maturity.
— Tracy McMillan
Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.
— Tom Stoppard
I went from adolescence to senility, trying to bypass maturity.
— Tom Lehrer
Turning 40 is often a big symbolic point in one's life. In the 20s we feel we can do anything, but as the 30s progress we become more mature emotionally, and in terms of work tend to focus. These two things combined: emotional maturity and career focus, often produced an explosion of self-purpose in our 40s.
— Tom Butler-Bowdon
Real maturity is the ability to imagine the humanity of every person as fully as you believe in your own humanity.
— Tobias Wolff
Traumatic events always happen exactly two years before I reach the maturity level to deal with them.
— Tim Sandlin
The dreams of youth are the regrets of maturity.
— Tim Curry
Accumulating years in the act of living is no guarantee of maturity. In fact, it is possible to be born, grow old and die without ever maturing.
— Tian Dayton
We do not ignore maturity. 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
Eternal vigilance is only part of the price of freedom. The maturity to live with imperfections is another crucial part of the price of freedom.
— Thomas Sowell
Eden Robinson is one of those rare artists who comes to writing with a skill and maturity that has taken the rest of us decades to achieve.
— Thomas King
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.
— Thomas Huxley
When I reached intellectual maturity and began to ask myself whether I was an atheist, a theist, or a pantheist; a materialist, or an idealist; a Christian, or a freethinker; I found that the more I learned and reflected, the less ready was the answer; until, at last, I came to the conclusion that I had neither art nor part with any of these denominations, except the last.
— Thomas Huxley
The finest flowers of genius have grown in an atmosphere where those of Nature are prone to droop, and difficult to bring to maturity.
— Thomas Guthrie
Maturity is accepting the responsibility and totally understanding what responsibility means. So when we say, accept the responsibility for your attitude, we mean (1) become aware of how you think and how you feel; and (2) if there is any negativity, or if it is simply not as you want to feel then change it to make it right.
— Thomas D
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
— Thomas A. Edison
Only with maturity did I come to appreciate my own Chinese roots: not just the food and the ancient history, but also the philosophy of child-rearing and the respect for education and knowledge.
— Tess Gerritsen
Adolescents, for all their self-involvement, are emerging from the self-centeredness of childhood. Their perception of other people has more depth. They are better equipped at appreciating others' reasons for action, or the basis of others' emotions. But this maturity functions in a piecemeal fashion. They show more understanding of their friends, but not of their teachers.
— Terri E Apter
Adolescence has been recognised as a stage of human development since medieval times-long, long before the industrial revolution-and, as it is now, has long been seen as a phase which centers on the fusion of sexual and social maturity. Indeed, adolescence as a concept has as long a history as that of puberty, which is sometimes considered more concrete, and hence much easier to name and to recognize.
— Terri E Apter