Adulthood isn't an award they'll give you for being a good child. You can waste... years, trying to get someone to give that respect to you, as though it were a sort of promotion or raise in pay. If only you do enough, if only you are good enough. No. You have to just... take it. Give it to yourself, I suppose. Say, I'm sorry you feel like that and walk away. But that's hard.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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

Henri Bergson

Age is no guarantee of maturity.

Lawana Blackwell

Maturity is: The ability to stick with a job until it's finished; The ability to do a job without being supervised; The ability to carry money without spending it; and The ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.

Abigail Van Buren

Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.

Joshua Loth Liebman

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

Wilhelm Stekel

Youth condemns; maturity condones.

Amy Lowell

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

Dave Barry

There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.

Doctor Who

Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up. That he has to leave the nest, the security, and go out to do battle. He has to lose everything that is lovely and fight for a new loveliness of his own making, and it's a tragedy. A lot of people don't have the courage to do it.

Helen Hayes

By the time I'd grown up, I naturally supposed that I'd be grown up.

Eve Babitz

My Father taught me how to be a man – and not by instilling in me a sense of machismo or an agenda of dominance. He taught me that a real man doesn't take, he gives; he doesn't use force, he uses logic; doesn't play the role of trouble-maker, but rather, trouble-shooter; and most importantly, a real man is defined by what's in his heart, not his pants.

Kevin Smith

To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.

Fritz Kunkel

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.

Madeleine L'Engle

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.

Joshua Loth Liebman

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.

Jules Feiffer

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

Ann Landers

Maturity consists in having rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.

Ann Landers

It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.

Publilius Syrus

It's childish what they're doing. It shows the level of their maturity.

Stan Rosenfield

We were very good last year, but we went out and got what was on our wish list. The maturity level on our defense is huge.

Brent Johnson

However, we see the trend of R&D moving gradually to the mainland over these few years, depending on the maturity of the engineers there.

Albert Chen

I?m not surprised but impressed with the level of emotional maturity out of these kids. They have all grown since last year. They?re more conscious of course management and more patient golfers.

Ron Kanaskie

We had four seniors who had been through the rigors of Ivy League play. Their maturity level and experience were helpful.

Terry Dunn

The young teams that get down a couple of goals, they try to force things to make things happen. Where maturity knows you're going to get it back in the next two minutes.

Manny Legace

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

We're hoping for maturity and discipline from Katie, not only to her game but to the team.

Cassie Belmodis

She bounced back. In the past she would've just wilted. I'm really happy with the way she responded. That's maturity.

Dave Chanley

Blaise is adjusting to being the biggest guy around. When he came in as a freshman, he was wrestling 18-year-old seniors and there is a huge maturity factor in the body. This year the strength issue isn't bothering him so much.

Rob Puterio

That's a reflection of the maturity of the medium. It's harder to grow at the same rate or higher.

Graham Mudd

You get tired of losing at certain places. That's all part of maturity.

Rene Portland

We had some tough foul calls against us down the stretch that hurt. We didn't lose our composure, and some of the guys who have been noted for that showed a lot of maturity.

Jim Roffler

She's much better now at closing in on a block. She can see the court better this year. It comes with the maturity of a volleyball player.

Jada Fleming

This is history in the making for us. It took a lot of focus and maturity from our players to win. I'm still kind of shaking because of this.

Russ Borman

I think he's showing more leadership and more maturity. I think he'll be a smarter runner.

Fred Cone

They have more maturity, more experienced players than Santa Barbara. At this point I'd say I pick (Long Beach) as a favorite.

Faith Mimnaugh

Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great common sense when it comes to voting.

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

This will challenge our maturity and how focused we come out as a team. It's going to be an exciting one and I think it will challenge us to see if we're mature enough to put that loss behind us and win as a team.

Jasmine Walker

The purpose of life is to fight maturity.

Dick Werthimer

We showed a lot a poise and maturity in the situation.

Mark Erickson

If any human being is to reach full maturity both the masculine and feminine sides of the personality must be brought up into consciousness.

M. Esther Harding

He's just a guy who came in and was a mature guy. He had his sights set on being the guy. And he has incredible balance and vision, but it was his maturity and focus that allowed him to do that.

Greg Schiano

Before this one I told the girls that the rest of the season -- our destiny -- was in their hands. Let's hope this is a sign of our maturity.

Pat Mayo

We're getting to the age when we're starting to see that responsibility isn't such a bad thing, when we see maturity as the key to sustenance.

William Petersen

He's been really valuable to us. He's showed his maturity. Sometimes when you have a freshman come in with that ability, others can be turned off by him. Everybody likes him.

Kevin Kinel

The coupon on the ruble paper is fairly low relative to most expectations and certainly the maturity on the dollar paper and the very low coupon does not add up to a very attractive package.

Sonja Gibbs

Kyle has really stepped up. He's always calm, he has everybody's back, and his maturity and ability to handle pressure is impressive.

Chris Holm

We believe the slow market conditions and maturity of this market can continue to limit upside and put pressure on high-end estimates.

Marc Cabi

They have developed to that point, both in the system and in their physical makeup and maturity. To be honest with you, it's exactly like it was for us in 2001.

Shawn Watson

We like to say 13, generally. It all depends on the maturity of the child.

Shari Pulliam

We've shown the ability to come back from slow starts. That's where our maturity comes out. We kept our cool.

Marcus Hall

I think it's just been maturity. She's always been a great hitter, in practice. We get in games and she's a little bit anxious. I think the biggest difference in her hitting is maturity.

Tony Foti

Our maturity, team chemistry and execution late in games has been important for us this year. We know we have people we can go to at the end of games to make shots.

Chris Rodgers

In my opinion, that showed maturity, ... You can live with both: You can enjoy it, and also get on the mound and do your job.

James Street

Last year, we started seven freshmen, and this year we will probably only start two. That makes it a lot easier for us to compete because we will have maturity and experience.

Cindy Snead

She's always been an awesome talent. But her maturity has developed and she's assumed a leadership role on the team. She wants this team to win badly.

Doug Dorame

There's enough maturity in the offerings from now that it will open up a market opportunity beyond the early adopters.

Gary Abbott

You like the maturity he shows. It can only help him to be around veteran players.

Adam Wogan

Through the maturity of the 12 guys on our team we know that no matter what circumstances are, we will keep fighting and overcome. We have to come out every game and play each team is if they are the best in the state.

Kyle Lewis

Jess is an exciting young shooter who shows great maturity in her game.

Ruth Aitken

The thing I like most out of our girls in both games is ... the girls didn't get down. Their maturity level between last year and this year is a phenomenal difference.

Chip Dickinson

It would be up to Amy and her parents to explore those opportunities. I've never met anyone so humble. Her game is just so solid, she doesn't get too excited. When it comes to maturity on the golf course, she was way beyond her years.

Laurie Montague

We're all young, so they had to show their maturity, so that we're more mature also. There's a pretty big age difference and they've shown us a lot of maturity on the court and off the court.

Madison Meade

It's maturity -- I'm not your average recruit. I can talk better with the coaches on a one-on-one basis, and they love it.

Timmy Bailey

It's been something you deal with and make the best of it and we've done it. We have a good group of girls and they've shown maturity.

Jennifer Hardin

At 16 I was stupid, confused, . . . and indecisive. At 21 I was wise, self-confident, . . . and assertive. At 45 I'm stupid, confused, . . . and indecisive. [Is] maturity only a short break in adolescence?

Jules Feiffer

We were up and down last year. We didn't have five guys go low on a consistent basis. I'm hoping that the sophomores are able to develop that maturity which I think can carry us.

John Boragno

As world junior champion, he has already experienced pressure. And he also has maturity, confidence, experience.

Patrick Mouratoglou

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.

Kurt Vonnegut

I gave most of them an opportunity and now I get a greater opportunity to further enhance their skills and maturity and to watch them develop to be even better players.

Shaun Mcrae

I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Tom Stoppard

He handles himself well, ... He's got a maturity that I know I didn't have at that age.

Dale Murphy

Brandon Morris pitched exceptionally well. He showed a great deal of maturity and showed why he has a great future ahead.

Darin Hendrickson

I think it was maturity. He came from a good USA background as far as wrestling.

Davy Zinke

This represents a major step toward bringing the fuel-cell drive up to full production maturity.

Thomas Weber

Their maturity level is much higher than it was two years ago. They've been through the experience of playing in the state tournament before, and they've learned from that experience.

Phyllis Arthur

We're committed to enhancing the tool in the future and increasing its maturity over time.

Mike Hichwa

We're not good enough to have a letdown. We're just going to have to bounce back. We need to develop more consistency and maturity. We have a tough schedule — every day is a new challenge.

Spencer Mayfield

I sat down with him and the staff and told him how impressed I've been with his maturity and focus and preparation.

Tony Tijerina

This today was a real step and what I felt is a maturity in this relationship.

Pete Peterson

I think the biggest thing that caused her to get better was her maturity. Her talent is obvious. But now the other girls can look at her as a leader.

Rick Butler

We need them. We'll find out what kind of maturity they have and who can go out and make plays.

Chuck Heater

True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends' boyfriends - and he accepts it.

Larry McMurtry

He's much more consistent. That comes with maturity.

Tim Cox

That's a sign of his maturity. The consistency in his game was not there last year, but he's come out to prove he deserves consideration as one of the best players around.

Jim Ring

Both Christian and Will displayed a great deal of maturity in getting the setup right on the car.

Alan Jones

There's an air of maturity this year. Everyone is very supportive of each other and we have been doing a lot of the little things right so far.

Rene Cook

DISOBEY, v.t. To celebrate with an appropriate ceremony the maturity of a command. His right to govern me is clear as day, My duty manifest to disobey; And if that fit observance e'er I shut May I and duty be alike undone. Israfel Brown.

Ambrose Bierce

If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity marry, and perpetuate his kind.

Don Marquis

I think that's where the maturity of our team comes in. We kept our cool, kept our heads and just fought it out.

Marcus Hall

I was so proud of our defensive line. The stepped in and played well, showing a lot of maturity and composure.

Jennifer Rockwood

She is showing a level of maturity and increments in terms of performance.

Jerry Holness

Our team has shown that we have a lot of poise. We feel confident in what we're doing. That's a big part of this, confidence and maturity.

Nick Licari

He's far beyond a lot of us in maturity, and I think that's because of what he's been through.

Gary Merrell

Maturity-wise, she did a great job to lead the team.

Paul Doughty

He is incredible. I have never been around a kid like A.J. The maturity and the unselfishness is phenomenal.

Jeff Vandeloo

How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion, and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom.

Karl Rahner

A successful marriage requires maturity and patience, which we often don't have early on in the marriage.

Doug Brinley

We need to step up maturity-wise to develop that consistency. We need to do that on a consistent basis.

John Boragno

He's very young. He is, frankly, in terms of maturity, probably about two years behind his age.

Craig Cooley

We're just a little bit away. Football is a game of maturity and strength and I think we need more time.

Craig Bohl

You couldn't miss him, he was just a natural with balance and maturity.

John Hawkes

We've gained a level of maturity now and can attract larger and larger names.

Tom Hay

We only had one penalty - that was huge. I was most impressed by the way they made a long road trip and had the maturity to keep composure.

John Ramunno

He was just so keen he wanted to run off. I think a lot of it is maturity. We're just glad he's a fast son of a gun.

Bob Baffert

I never thought it was a gamble. I thought it was unbelievable that here was a 15-year-old kid with those skills and that level of maturity. It was a great find.

Bobby Petrino

That's maturity and focus. When a team makes a run at us, I don't want to have to call a timeout. We should have the maturity to fight through it.

Ed Swanson

He is a driver with talent, ability and maturity, he manages to finish all his races. My record is going to be in good hands. Everything happened very quickly in my career. It was a very great honour for me to break Jim Clark's record (as youngest champion).

Emerson Fittipaldi

Blacks have finally reached the point of political maturity where they see the power in the ballot box.

Eddie Williams

Last year, he worried about a lot of things he couldn't control. This year, he worries about things he can control, and that's a sign of maturity.

Ed Sprague

He wrestled against good competition. But he's definitely stepped up to the next notch and his maturity level has stepped up, too.

Eddie Jenkins

The kids are resilient. They're moving on. They're handling it better than the adults. They're exhibiting a level of maturity that makes me proud.

Eric Osmer

I like the way he runs ­ he gets yards. He knows the offense. He's a lot like Carnell (Williams). He's got a little maturity about him.

Eddie Gran

Alaina kept us in the game so many times. She, as a freshman, is showing such great maturity and decision making in goal, and we're very happy to have her.

Emily Cole