50 Best Maturity Quotes To Make You Wise

50 Best Maturity Quotes To Make  You Wise

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Wisemen’s sayings and teachings provide the much-needed enlightenment to navigate this journey called life. As we grow older, we experience different situations that require more than our knowledge and skills to respond. As per psychology, maturity is the ability to know how to act when faced with different situations and environments, mostly stressful or tempting. However, how to be mature is still a debate between age and wisdom.

It has been said over and again that ageing does not make a person wiser. And neither does knowledge equate to wisdom. Instead, it is how we utilize our knowledge and experience that makes us wise and mature. For this reason, we have compiled 50 maturity quotes to make you wiser than you already are.

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

James Clear

“The first person we must examine is ourselves.”

John C. Maxwell

“Maturity is doing what’s important and ignoring what’s not.”

Maxime Lagacé

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

Albert Einstein

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

Joshua Loth Liebman

“The first sign of maturity is not reacting to others’ immaturity.”

D. Muthukrishnan in Maturity

“To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.”

William Arthur Ward

“Caring about people, about things, about life is an act of maturity.”

Tracy McMillan

“Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity.”

Angelina Jolie

“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.”

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

Steve Maraboli in Unapologetically You

“Childhood and adulthood were not factors of age but states of mind.”

Alex Shakar

“You cannot be a winner without maturity and consistency.”

Marco Silva

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.”

Calvin Coolidge

“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

“Maturity begins where immaturity ends.”


“Not taking things personally is a superpower.”

James Clear

“There’s truths you have to grow and mature into.”

H.G. Wells

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


“Maturity is when you begin to understand what immaturity is.”

“Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.”

Hermann Hesse

“Maturity is the ability to discern the ignorant without discussing them.”

Vikrant Parsai

“Maturity is when all of your mirrors turn into windows.”

Henry David Thoreau

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

Laura Marling

“Scars fade with time. And the ones that never go away, well, they build character, maturity, caution.”

Erin McCarthy

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

Martha Graham

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

 M.J. Croan

“Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.”

Thomas A. Edison

“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

“Maturity is the ability to live in peace with that which we cannot change.”

“Maturity is the process of foregoing others’ measures of success for your own.”

Angela Jiang

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

Hugh Prather

“Maturity is a choice.”

Harry Styles

“Maturity is when you stop trying to change people, and instead focus on changing yourself.”


“Maturity is when we live by the truths that are in our heart and soul, truths we believe to be right for us.”

Jeane Kirkpatrick

“It is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of high maturity, to rise to the level of self-criticism.”

 Martin Luther King Jr.

“A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences.”

Denis Waitley

“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.”


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

“Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves.”

Marianne Williamson

“Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself. That’s maturity.”

Marianne Williamson

“Maturity is having the ability to escape categorization.”

K. Rexroth

“Maturity is an inner growth.”


“90% of maturity is getting over the fear of hard work.”

Jimmy Song

“We don’t mature through age; we mature in awareness.”

Byron Katie

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Maturity is when you just do your thing, without complaining.”

Maxime Lagacé

“Maturity really means: being very unsurprised by, and calm around, pain and disappointment.”

Alain de Botton

“Maturity is learning how to start when you feel like procrastinating and learning how to listen when you feel like talking.”

From these maturity quotes, one thing is quite clear; maturity is a personal decision that comes from within. And, also, our life experiences and environment determine our levels of maturity. If you loved reading these maturity quotes, you’ll also love reading these 100 Deep Emotional Quotes On Love, Life & Friendship!

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