Coming Of Age Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old coming of age quotes, coming of age sayings, and coming of age proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Youth is the best time to be rich; and the best time to be poor.     


They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.     


It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.     

George Bernard Shaw

Until you're grown-up they send you to reform school. After you're grown-up they send you to the penitentiary.     

Ernest Hemingway

People are looking to have more meaning in their lives. It is a sign the technology community is coming of age.     

John Doerr

The best way to live your life is to go to the other side of the rainbow young, but at a very old age.     

Craig D. Slovak

As the fruit ripens, so does the man mature, after many rains, suns and blows.     

Jose de las Luz y Caballero

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.     

Leroy "Satchel" Paige

The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.     


Time is a funny thing. You can go through it and meddle with it, but nothing can stay permanent. So even if everything so far had not happened, time would still have managed to find a way to make all this happen.     

Erica Sehyun Song

If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else.     

Yogi Berra

We are always the same age inside.     

Gertrude Stein

Planning your own coming-of-age experience may wither you prematurely, but just think of it this way. If you can get through this, childbirth should be a breeze.     

Mimi Pond

Everyone's always scared for someone else's generation.     

Holly Bourne

Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.     

Frank Lloyd Wright

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.     

Thomas Szasz

A young man's ambition is to get along in the world and make a place for himself–half your life goes that way, till you're 45 or 50. Then, if you're lucky, you make terms with life, you get released.     

Robert Penn Warren

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

J.D. Salinger

It's a tough world to find yourself in, but an even tougher one to be yourself in.     

Chris Colfer

Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.     

Brigitte Bardot

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.     

Victor Hugo