Quotes of maturity

  1. A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight. – Robertson Davies
  2. I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I've been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me- you're doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words. – Anthony Doerr
  3. Maturity is only a short break in adolescence. – Jules Feiffer
  4. How do we know that Moses was grown up? Because he went out unto his brethren, and was ready to bear the burdens and share the plight of his people. Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering. – Julius Gordon
  5. Maturity among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play -mates. – Dag Hammarskjold
  6. If any human being is to reach full maturity both the masculine and feminine sides of the personality must be brought up into consciousness. – M. Esther Harding
  7. The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time. – Muhammed Iqbal
  8. Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension. – Joshua L. Liebman
  9. Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people's highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port. – Rosa Luxemburg
  10. True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends' boyfriends- and he accepts it. – Larry McMurtry
  11. Mr. Darwin refers to the multitude of the individual of every species, which, from one cause or another, perish either before, or soon after attaining maturity – Richard Owen
  12. The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy? – Dan Quayle
  13. It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity – Marcus Fabius Quintilian
  14. 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

Usage examples for maturity

  1. Nine years of age, however, with him was more than it would be with a young man among us, for the Asiatics arrive at maturity much earlier than the nations of Western Europe and America. – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  2. Moreover, in any but favored localities in the North, its maturity is somewhat uncertain. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  3. When it is to be sold in nearby markets or to a cannery the exact stage of maturity when picked, is not so important, although it is always an advantage not to gather until the fruit is well colored and before it begins to soften. – Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato by William Warner Tracy
  4. He spared himself no trouble in order to work out his thoughts to the fullest maturity to the most transparent clearness. – Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.) by Elliott Graeme
  5. " Of course I believe you, Janet," Augusta Maturity replied, trying to hide her pity, her own profound concern and perplexity. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  6. It is said that neither the mind nor the body come to full maturity so early as we are apt to suppose. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  7. He replied that certainly love sometimes germinated at first sight, and I interrupted greedily that that was all I claimed- except that love could also, at times, grow to maturity with amazing speed, a speed I never could have credited previous to these last four days. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  8. Maturity does not call attention to ill- success; or, if it does, it lays it at the door of the fish. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. In the next place, as the soul and the body are two distinct things, so also we see that the soul is divided into two parts, the reasoning and not- reasoning, with their habits which are two in number, one belonging to each, namely appetite and intelligence; and as the body is in production before the soul, so is the not- reasoning part of the soul before the reasoning; and this is evident; for anger, will and desire are to be seen in children nearly as soon as they are born; but reason and intelligence spring up as they grow to maturity – Politics A Treatise on Government by Aristotle
  10. It is much better not to begin the course earlier than eighteen, on account of the greater maturity then to be expected, not only of the physical constitution, but also of the judgment, on which the preservation of health so largely depends. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  11. The country was made desolate by duly authorized robbers, who, under the Crusaders' standard, prevented the maturity of the spring chicken and hushed the still, small voice of the roast pig in death. – Comic History of England by Bill Nye
  12. The Peruvian custom of bestowing one name upon a child when it was one year old and another when it attained maturity is the direct outcome of the classification of individuals by age. – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
  13. A man who buys, before its maturity a lost or stolen note, may collect the full amount from the maker, provided the note is payable to " bearer" and no notice of the loss has been published. – Business Hints for Men and Women by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun
  14. The disproportion " the other way about" in maturity said Rosalie, was because the death rate among men was much higher- due to risks of their occupations. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  15. This particular scheme, therefore, never came to maturity – The Age of Big Business Volume 39 in The Chronicles of America Series by Burton J. Hendrick
  16. She took the law from Rose in every circumstance, and if you had noticed these ladies without knowing their history you would have wondered what tie was fine enough to make maturity so respectful to youth. – The-Chaperon by James, Henry
  17. The same lofty idea of friendship which we find in the man in his maturity we recognize in one of the Essays of the youth. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  18. The Oregon Trail had given her a new maturity and poise. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  19. Not only is this true for the race in its evolution, but for every individual as he passes from infancy to maturity – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts
  20. Germany was a stranger to the complete development of Gothic architecture long after it had reached its maturity elsewhere; so, too, it was quite well into the fifteenth century before the slightest change was made toward the interpolation of Renaissance details, and even then it was Renaissance art, more than it was Renaissance architecture, which was making itself felt. – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun