130 Maturity Quotes To Make You Steady And Calm

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

The goal of these 130 maturity quotes is simple: to make you feel calm and peaceful. That’s why you’ll find quotes on wisdom, learning, aging, helping others, and happiness. You’ll also discover quotes by Einstein, Buddha, Nietzsche, Thoreau, and more. Enjoy!

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Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity. Jane Austen

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Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification. Sigmund Freud

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We don’t mature through age; we mature in awareness. Byron Katie

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The first sign of maturity is not reacting to others immaturity. D. Muthukrishnan

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Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself. Naval Ravikant


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Keep a nimble mind, and err on the side of precaution. Naval Ravikant

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Wisdom is really about figuring the long-term consequences of your actions. Naval Ravikant

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Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by your feelings. Rick Warren

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

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


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As a mountain of rock is unshaken by wind, so also, the wise are unperturbed by blame or by praise. The Dhammapada

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In growing old we become more foolish — and more wise. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Maturity: to do what’s important and to ignore what’s not. Maxime Lagacé

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If you can learn to be patient in a very impatient society, you win. Thibaut

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Not taking things personally is a superpower. James Clear


The Best Maturity Quotes

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Indifference to external events. And a commitment to justice in your own acts. Marcus Aurelius

Not caring about winning trivial arguments saves so much time and energy. James Clear

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

Show wisdom. Do not jump to conclusions. Take a broader view. Give very practical answers. Take a balanced view. Don’t be so dogmatic. Be more tolerant. Look deeper into things. Generate and consider alternatives. Look at things from many angles. Thibaut

Maturity doesn’t come with age; it comes with acceptance of responsibility. John C. Maxwell

Emotional maturity is the ability to stick to a job and to struggle through until it is finished, to endure unpleasantness, discomfort and frustration. Edward Adam Strecker

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Maturing is realizing how many things don’t require your comment. Rachel Wolchin

Just do your thing, without complaining. Maxime Lagacé

By all means, avoid words – threats, complaints, justification, narratives, reframing, attempts to win arguments, supplications; avoid words! Nassim Nicholas Taleb (The Bed of Procrustes, Amazon book)

Feverishness of fame, pride and social recognition is immaturity. Just wake up and see there is nothing much in it. It’s an empty bowl. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


The world rewards people who call things the way they are. Anthony Pompliano

Maturation is the process of foregoing others’ measures of success for your own. Naturally not many people are interested in doing this. Angela Jiang

You want to have a life without pain. You can’t. You want to have a life without sorrow. You can’t. You want to have a life without fear. You can’t. You can only learn to control how you react to these things when they come. This how you become the adult in the room. Thibaut

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

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Maturity is the ability to live in peace with that which we cannot change. Ann Landers

Farmers channel the water; fletchers straighten the arrow; carpenters work the timber; the wise tame themselves. The Dhammapada

‘Maturity’ really means: being very unsurprised by, and calm around, pain and disappointment. Alain de Botton

Maturity: knowing where you’re crazy, trying to warn others of the fact and striving to keep yourself under control. Alain de Botton

Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy. Nora Ephron

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections. Augustine of Hippo

Do something that doesn’t feel good now to feel good later. Shane Parrish

Wise men don’t need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren’t wise. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching, Amazon book)

Part 2. Maturity Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Maturity Quotes (Einstein, Aristotle, Thoreau, etc.)

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Maturity is having the courage to use one’s own intelligence. Immanuel Kant

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

When you care for others, you manifest an inner strength despite any difficulties you face. Your own problems will seem less significant and bothersome to you. Reaching beyond your own problems and taking care of others, you gain confidence, courage and a greater sense of calm. 14th Dalai Lama

Maturity, the way I understand it, is knowing what your limitations are. Kurt Vonnegut

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis

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

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. Andrew Carnegie

When a man is old he must do more than when he was young. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken. Aristotle

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Maturity is when all of your mirrors turn into windows. Henry David Thoreau

Refraining from pleasure cultivates temperance, and it is through temperance that we can abstain from pleasure. Aristotle

The prudent man strives for freedom from pain, not pleasure. Aristotle

‘Tis easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it. Benjamin Franklin

Tho’ modesty is a virtue, bashfulness is a vice. Benjamin Franklin

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. Buddha

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

When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. C.S. Lewis

The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs. C.S. Lewis

The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it. C.S. Lewis

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

Short Maturity Quotes

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One-liners, short maturity quotes, sayings, thoughts, and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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There’s no rush. Maxime Lagacé

Maturity is a choice. Harry Styles

Grown-up people can wait. Ann Landers

Maturity starts when drama ends. Unknown

Taking offense is a form of self-harm. The Stoic Emperor (Source)

How you treat people is your religion. Thibaut

Maturity of mind is best shown in slow belief. Baltasar Gracián

The first person we must examine is ourselves. John C. Maxwell

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Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty. John Huston Finley

Talking about your own mistakes is a sign of maturity. @orangebook_

90% of maturity is getting over the fear of hard work. Jimmy Song

I had rather do and not promise than promise and not do. Arthur Warwick

You can tell a lot about a man by the things that offend him. @LifeMathMoney


Inspirational Maturity Quotes

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Mature people don’t try to steer the river, they steer themselves. Maxime Lagacé

Maturity is perseverance – the ability to sweat out a project or a situation, in spite of heavy opposition and discouraging setbacks, and stick with it until it is finished. Ann Landers

The value of a man is not measured by his money, his status or his possessions. The value of a man lies in his personality, wisdom, creativity, courage, independence and maturity. Mark W. B. Brinton

Maturity is a mindset, not age. Gary Goodridge (Source)

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

If you focus on long-term outcomes, expect to be misunderstood in the short-term, frequently. Tom Gardner

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore

One of the blessings of maturity is that it sometimes brings one greater courage to be truthful, regardless of what those who do not understand may think or say. Napoleon Hill

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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. Osho

The most useful person in the world today is the man or woman who knows how to get along with other people. Stanley C. Allyn

The older you get, the more you realize it’s less about what you want, and more about what you’re willing to give up. Mark Manson

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

Resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside. Epictetus

He who is full of faith and virtue, who also possesses fame and fortune, is held in reverence wherever he goes. The Dhammapada

Great estates may venture more; little boats must keep near shore. Benjamin Franklin

Funny Maturity Quotes

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Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal. T.S. Eliot

Maturity is doing what you think is best, even when your mother thinks it’s a good idea. Paul Watzlawick

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

If you learn that someone is speaking ill of you, don’t try to defend yourself against the rumours; respond instead with, ‘Yes, and he doesn’t know the half of it, because he could have said more.’ Epictetus

Maturity is what happens when one learns to only give a f*ck about what’s truly f*ckworthy. Mark Manson (Source)

I knew I matured when I was okay with nobody knowing my side of the story. Unknown

Most adults are kids with a sense of self-importance. @orangebook_

Deep Maturity Quotes

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

The vivacity which increases in old age is not far removed from folly. François de La Rochefoucauld

Maturity is reached the day we don’t need to be lied to about anything. Frank Yerby

Adulthood involves learning to conclusively bury a great many of our hopes. Alain de Botton

You can disagree with someone and still like them as a person. It’s called being an adult. Dan Go (Source)

Maturity happens when you start living without hope. Hope is childish. You become mature when you don’t project hope into the future. In fact, you are mature when you don’t have any future; you just live in the moment — because that is the only reality there is. Osho

Lose the mind and gain consciousness and you are mature. Die to the past and be born to the present and you are mature. Maturity is living in the present, fully alert and aware of all the beauty and the splendour of existence. Osho

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

If you betray yourself, if you say untrue things, if you act out a lie, you weaken your character. Jordan Peterson

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To stand up straight with your shoulders back is to accept the terrible responsibility of life, with eyes wide open. Jordan Peterson

If people wanted the truth, everyone would be self-educated independent thinkers. Most people just want to be validated. @orangebook_

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

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. Max Lerner

When we avoid difficult conversations we trade short term discomfort for long term dysfunction. Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters. Unknown

Future you pays for the sins of present you. Future you gains from the good of present you. There is no escaping consequence. Angela Jiang

Your misery is your own fault. Stop blaming the world. The world owes you nothing. Preethi Kasireddy

People are ever craving more time, yet continue to squander that which they already have. James Pierce

Truth and popularity tend to be mutually exclusive. James Pierce

Wise Maturity Quotes

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The wiser you get, the more comfortable you are in chaos. Maxime Lagacé

The master is content to serve as an example and not to impose her will. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man. Zen proverb

Maturity is the ability to prioritize values before feelings. Mark Manson

You are rich when you need no one and want nothing. @orangebook_

There are foolish people who know and who skilfully use their folly. François de La Rochefoucauld

The stronger our fixed identity of ourselves is, the easier we are insulted. Pema Chödrön

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When I didn’t resist, I could see the world. Pema Chödrön

Him I call a brahmana, who associates not with the householder or with the homeless one, or with both, who is free from sensual desire and has few wants. The Dhammapada

The man of wisdom should admonish others; he should give advice and should prevent others from doing wrong; such a man is held dear by the good; he is disliked only by the bad. The Dhammapada

Indeed, wisdom is born of meditation; without meditation wisdom is lost. Knowing this twofold path of gain and loss of wisdom, one should conduct oneself so that wisdom may increase. The Dhammapada

It is good to have virtue till old age, it is good to have unshakable faith, it is good to gain wisdom, it is good to do no evil. The Dhammapada

Your happiness cannot be taken by the others if it is not given by the others. Osho

Maturity is learning how to start when you feel like procrastinating and learning how to listen when you feel like talking. James Clear

Bet on those willing to go backward to go forward, not those who insist on only going forward to go forward. Angela Jiang

RelatedThe Marks of Maturity (psychologytoday.com)


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A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity. Eleanor Roosevelt

Key Takeaways

  • Maturity is the art of not rushing things and staying calm.
  • How to become more mature? Learn about yourself.
  • The benefits of being mature?
    • You avoid conflicts
    • You don’t care about little things
    • Your relationships improve
  • Maturity is also doing what you’re supposed to do. Maturity is discipline.
  • The ultimate measure of maturity is trying to help others.

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

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July 14, 2022

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