230 Maturity Quotes That Will Make You Feel Calm

The goal of these 230 maturity quotes is simple: to make you feel calm and peaceful. That’s why you’ll find quotes on wisdom, learning, ageing, helping others and happiness. 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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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)

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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Short Maturity Quotes

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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

How you treat people is your religion. Thibaut

You are never too old to become younger. Mae West

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

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

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty. John Huston Finley

Be mature enough to accept rejections and failures. @FactSoup

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

If you dedicate yourself to helping others, you’ll be happier. 14th Dalai Lama

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Inspirational Maturity Quotes

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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

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

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

You find the light within us. You don’t find it within politics, but you find it in us. The soul is composed of love, compassion, wisdom, peace, and joy. Ram Dass

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

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

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

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

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Funny Maturity Quotes

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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 (The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Amazon book)

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

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

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Deep Maturity Quotes (Some Will Make You Think Hard)

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

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

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

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 (See also: character quotes)

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

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

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

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 (See also: future quotes)

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

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Wise Maturity Quotes (Words of Wisdom)

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

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

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

Maturity is the art of living in peace with that which cannot be changed, the courage to change that which should be changed, no matter what it takes, and the wisdom to know the difference. Ann Landers

True wisdom is not about loving happiness. Thibaut

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

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man. Zen proverb (See also: knowledge quotes)

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

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

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See also: The Marks of Maturity (psychologytoday.com)

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Maturity Quotes About Life

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Maturity is produced through relationships and community. Rick Warren

Life gets more meaningful when you know what you want and fight for it. Maxime Lagacé

Maturity is the ability to live fully and equally in multiple contexts. David Whyte

The first step of waking up is making sure you don’t fall into a deeper sleep. James Pierce

Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do by helping others wherever possible. And if we cannot help others, at least we should try not to create pain and suffering for them. 14th Dalai Lama

Practicing compassion, caring for others and sharing their problems, lays the foundation for a meaningful life, not only at the level of the individual, family or community, but also for humanity as a whole. 14th Dalai Lama

Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks. Isaac Watts

Maturity is the ability to joyfully live in an imperfect world. Richard Rohr

Society is becoming accustomed to delaying gratification less and less, which means the payoff of delaying gratification grows more and more. James Clear

Indeed, the virtuous give up all; the virtuous do not talk with sensual desire; when faced with joy or sorrow, the wise do not show elation or depression. The Dhammapada

Number one rule for life: never, under any circumstances, engage in virtue signaling. Sven Schnieders

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See also: 20 Signs You’re Emotionally Mature (8 minutes YouTube video by The School of Life)

Maturity Quotes About Wisdom, Rationality

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He is really wise who is nettled at nothing. François de La Rochefoucauld

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d rather have been talking. Aristotle

Wisdom is the product of experience and honest reflection. Naval Ravikant

The key to wisdom is forgetting what you’ve been taught. Shane Parrish

I fancy that many men would have arrived at wisdom if they had not fancied that they had already arrived. Seneca

Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity. Cato The Elder

Wisdom is never borrowed, and that which is borrowed is never wisdom. Osho

A sign of wisdom is not believing everything you think. A sign of emotional intelligence is not internalizing everything you feel. Thoughts and emotions are possibilities to entertain, not certainties to take for granted. Question them before you accept them. Adam Grant

Intelligence is the ability to solve problems. Wisdom is having the judgment to focus on important problems — and find fair solutions. Adam Grant

Knowledge may help you win the game, but wisdom will allow you to see the games that are worth playing. James Pierce

It doesn’t matter how good your aim is if you focus on the wrong targets. James Pierce (See also: focus quotes)

When you are indifferent to the events in your life, they will not have the power to cause reactions. James Pierce

The truth is that all reactions are unfounded and unjustified. James Pierce

For to be wise is only one thing‚ to fix our attention on our intelligence, which guides all things everywhere. Heraclitus

The majority of men have not yet acquired the maturity to be independent, to be rational, to be objective. They need myths and idols to endure the fact that man is all by himself, that there is no authority which gives meaning to life except man himself. Erich Fromm

Him I call a brahmana, who has no desire either for this world or for the next, who is free from craving and from moral defilements. The Dhammapada

Sometimes working hard gives you what you want, sometimes it’s taking a step back. Maxime Lagacé

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Maturity Quotes About Learning, Change, Growth

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Maturity is the ability to adapt to change, if you resist change you haven’t matured. Carlos Del Valle

The mark of a lifelong learner is recognizing that you can learn something from everyone you meet. Knowledge is best sought from experts. Wisdom can come from anywhere. Adam Grant

A sign of wisdom is the ability to appreciate the wisdom of others, instead of limiting your learning to your own experience. Adam Grant

A mark of true intelligence is being able to learn something from people who you vehemently disagree with. Thibaut

One sign of maturity is knowing when to ask for help. Dennis Wholey

Scars fade with time. And the ones that never go away, they build character, maturity, caution. Erin McCarthy

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations. Anais Nin

Experiences that make you feel dumb make you smart. Sahil Lavingia (See also: change quotes)

You’re an adult. The only person responsible for educating you is you. Matthew Kobach

Men who have not known sadness and pain never truly mature. Fateh Singh

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

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the old; seek what they sought. Basho

The average man follows prescriptions. The truly wise follows his own path. Maxime Lagacé

There are truths you have to grow into. H.G. Wells

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Maturity Quotes About Responsibility, Doing What’s Right

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Face your fears, act with self-discipline, do your duty, help others, learn. Ryan Holiday

Too great a hurry to discharge of an obligation is a kind of ingratitude. François de La Rochefoucauld

Nature assigned you a task: do it. Maxime Lagacé

No matter how successful we get, nor how much easier it would be to rest on our laurels. Even when we have everything. Even when we achieve wisdom and perspective. Nothing exempts us from hard work. Nothing gives us a pass on our duty. Ryan Holiday

Maturity is the ability to make a decision and stand by it. Immature people spend their lives exploring endless possibilities and then doing nothing. Action requires courage. Without courage, little is accomplished. Ann Landers

The more irreversible the decision, the more time you want to take before making it. Shane Parrish

A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences. You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the choices you make. Denis Waitley

No one gets away with anything, ever, so take responsibility for your own life. Jordan Peterson

And you must be cautious, because making your life better means adopting a lot of responsibility, and that takes more effort and care than living stupidly in pain and remaining arrogant, deceitful and resentful. Jordan Peterson

The secret to your existence is right in front of you. It manifests itself as all those things you know you should do, but are avoiding. Jordan Peterson

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

What acts I have performed in this world have been directly in line with my highest conceptions of right conduct. Jack London

The greatest day in your life is when you take total responsibility for your attitudes. That’s the day you truly grow up. John C. Maxwell

You don’t have to be motivated all the time. You have to be professional, understand what you have to do and perform. Get used to it. Emotions change, your behavior should not. Gal Shapira

It’s common to have vision; it’s rare to have plans. Sam Altman

Cut off your craving as one plucks an autumn lily with the hand. The Dhammapada

Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about. Osho

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See also: Six Aspects of Being an Adult (psychologytoday.com)

Maturity Quotes About Ageing

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Age is a high price to pay for maturity. Tom Stoppard

All would live long, but none would be old. Benjamin Franklin

Do any men grow up or do they only come of age? Stephen King

I’ll never feel old, only more aware of my foolishness. Maxime Lagacé

Age is a tyrant who forbids at the penalty of life all the pleasures of youth. François de La Rochefoucauld

Few persons on the first approach of age do not show wherein their body, or their mind, is beginning to fail. François de La Rochefoucauld

Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer set bad examples. François de La Rochefoucauld

Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally. Ram Dass (See also: spiritual quotes)

As you age, the value of money pales in comparison to the value of health. @LifeMathMoney

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

At eighty I believe I am a far more cheerful person than I was at twenty or thirty. I most definitely would not want to be a teenager again. Youth may be glorious, but it is also painful to endure. Henry Miller

It’s evidence of the power of social shame that most of us have to be deep in our 40s before we dare to admit we like to go to bed early. Alain de Botton

Definition of a grown-up: not taking things personally, including yourself. It has nothing to do with age. @TheAncientSage

Age deserves respect only to the extent to which it has led to maturity. @TheAncientSage

The longer I live, the more I come to understand how little age has to do with wisdom. James Pierce

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age. Aristotle

Maturity Quotes About Staying Calm, Emotions, Ego

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To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act. To be happy with your own non-upgraded existence. Matt Haig

One’s doing well if age improves even slightly one’s capacity to hold on to that vital truism: ‘This too shall pass.’ Alain de Botton

Develop the awareness to be able to analyze what’s triggering you, so you can see the wisdom in it. Mel Robbins

Strong emotions arise only when we fail in our desires and aversions. Epictetus

Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of “not knowing.” Mark Z. Danielewski (See also: inner peace quotes)

A man should be able to hear, and to bear, the worst that could be said of him. Saul Bellow

The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back. Unknown

The loudest voice rarely carries the most wisdom. James Pierce

Anger stirs up the dust. Patience brings it down. Maxime Lagacé

We control whether we hold our heads high. We control whether we help our neighbors. We control whether we contribute to the panic or not… We control whether we live up to that eternal standard of courage, moderation, justice and wisdom. Ryan Holiday

In an age of mental gluttony, meditation is fasting for the mind. Before paying a therapist to listen to you, listen to yourself. Before clearing your inbox, clear your mind. Naval Ravikant

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

If you can’t fix it, try not to make it worse by lashing out through frustration and impotence. Instead just be with what is. Pause. Breathe. Observe. Take a moment to take it all in. And then (if possible) do something kind. Jason Garner

There is perhaps no psychological skill more fundamental than resisting impulse. It is the root of all emotional self-control, since all emotions, by their very nature, lead to one or another impulse to act. Daniel Goleman

Those who are able to dominate their own emotions do the least amount of self-sabotage. Alex Sauer

This flexibility of the self is real power, and the achievement of it is a rare maturity. In technical language we say that the person is ‘well centered’ and has control of his ego boundaries. Ernest Becker

There’s no need to make a show of your work to other people. Don’t complain and don’t explain; just do the things you know you should be doing. Thibaut

Complaints don’t deliver complaints, they mostly reveal your weakness. Nassim Nicholas Taleb (The Bed of Procrustes)

To be stoic is not to be emotionless, but to remain unaffected by your emotions. James Pierce

We don’t get to choose our thoughts, feelings and emotions, just whether we act on them. Thibaut

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See also: 7 Ways to Be Calmer, More Mature… and More Productive (greatist.com)

Maturity Quotes About Helping Others, Generosity, Relationships

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What good is wisdom if not put to use for the whole world? Ryan Holiday

Always practice rejoicing for others – whether your friend or your enemy. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

We go to a higher level when we treat others better than they treat us. John C. Maxwell

If you are successful, it’s almost always because some people went out of their way to help you. You have a moral obligation to pay it forward. Sam Altman

The kind of behavior that really is spiritual practice consists of refraining from falsehood and abiding by the truth, neither humiliating nor mocking others, being humble, and having a good heart and helping others. 14th Dalai Lama

Every morning when I wake up, I dedicate myself to helping others to find peace of mind. Then, when I meet people, I think of them as long-term friends; I don’t regard others as strangers. 14th Dalai Lama

Temper your words with a consciousness of empathy. Speak the way you would want to be spoken to. Iyanla Vanzant

A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. Osho

Forgive yourself and forgive others; Don’t chew on other’s mistakes or your own mistakes. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (See also: forgiveness quotes)

The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. Erik Erikson

No matter how high up the ladder you climb or how much money you bank, treating others as equals will win you respect. Thibaut

Him I call a brahmana, who speaks gentle, instructive and true words, and who does not offend anyone by speech. The Dhammapada

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other people. Aristotle

The first step is to make mistakes. The second is to learn. The third is to share what you’ve learned. Maxime Lagacé

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Maturity Quotes About Happiness, Self-Esteem, Self-Respect

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What a lot of things there are a man can do without. Socrates

One definition of maturity is learning to delay pleasure. Dave Ramsey

The best way to find peace is to consistently do what you know should be done. Maxime Lagacé

For the person who lives a virtuous life, of steadfastness and good judgment, happiness is always within reach. Massimo Pigliucci

If by giving up small pleasures great happiness is to be found, the wise should give up small pleasures seeing (the prospect of) great happiness. The Dhammapada

Him I call a brahmana, who is not hostile to those who are hostile, who is peaceful to those with weapons, and who is without attachment to objects of attachment. The Dhammapada

A happy person isn’t someone who’s happy all the time. It’s someone who effortlessly interprets events in such a way that they don’t lose their innate peace. Naval Ravikant

When you understand certain things, when you learn certain things, when you’re convinced of certain things, and when they become a deep part of you, then you naturally become a more peaceful person. Naval Ravikant

You learn to be confident not by realising that you’re great, but by learning that everyone else is just as stupid, scared and lost as you are. We are all making it up as we go along, and that’s fine. Alain de Botton

Not only is it the case that happy people are more willing to help others, but as I generally point out, helping others is the best way to help yourself, the best way to promote your own happiness. It is you, yourself, who will receive the benefit. 14th Dalai Lama

I’m happiest when my current self is doing something that my future-self will benefit from. Matthew Kobach (See also: self-esteem quotes)

If you want peace you must part ways with childish people. If you can’t have physical distance from them, at least have mental and emotional distance. @TheAncientSage

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

If you don’t care to be liked, they can’t touch you. Naval Ravikant

Get wealthy, get healthy, get happy. Naval Ravikant

See also: health quotes, success quotes

Part 4. Conclusion

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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

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