Maturity Sayings and Quotes

Maturity is synonymous with being an adult. We take care of our responsibilities and try to be productive citizens. While it’s not always fun, it’s a necessary part of life. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and humorous quotes about maturity.

Maturity is that time when the mirrors in our mind turn to windows and instead of seeing the reflection of ourselves we see others.     


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

Joshua Loth Liebman

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.     

Tom Stoppard

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

Joshua Loth Liebman

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

Maturity is knowing when to be immature.     

Randall Hall

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.     

Jim Rohn

Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.     

John MacNaughton

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.     

John Huston Finley

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

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

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

William Arthur Ward

I believe the sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification.     

Peggy Cahn

Maturity consists in no longer being taken in by oneself.     

Kajetan Von Schlaggenberg

Maturity starts with the willingness to give oneself.     

Elisabeth Elliot

I guess real maturity, which most of us never achieve, is when you realize that you're not the center of the universe.     

Katherine Paterson

Age is just a number. Maturity is a choice.     

Harry Styles

Maturity is not when we start speaking big things. It is when we start understanding small things..     


A person's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play.      

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Age is no guarantee of maturity.      

Lawana Blackwell

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

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

Thomas A. Edison

Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of not knowing.     

Mark Z. Danielewski

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

M.J. Croan

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

Hermann Hesse

Maturity is the moment one regains one's innocence.     

Marty Rubin

Maturity is so often considered to be synonymous with 'adult. But I truly feel that maturity may be defined by the ability to be both an adult and a child.     

Gina Marinello

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.     

Jules Feiffer

Youth condemns; maturity condones.     

Amy Lowell

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

Martha Graham