A collection of eye-opening maturity quotes that’ll inspire growth, self-development and help you become more mature.
What does maturity mean to you? For others, they could associate it with their age, some with the wisdom and experiences they have in life, and for other’s maturity means being independent and responsible.
I believe that maturity doesn’t come with age. Maturity comes from the experiences, lessons, and wisdom that you can learn through adversities, failures, mistakes, and challenges.
Maturity for me equals accountability and being responsible for your life, for your actions, and your mistakes.
Regardless of how you define maturity may these maturity quotes below inspire growth in you and help you become a better person.
Maturity Quotes and Sayings
One of the greatest indicators of our own spiritual maturity is revealed in how we respond to the weaknesses, the inexperience, and the potentially offensive actions of others.
— David A. Bednar
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
Caring – about people, about things, about life – is an act of maturity.
— Tracy McMillan
Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.
— Jim Rohn
I do believe in the old saying, ‘What does not kill you makes you stronger.’ Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity.
— Angelina Jolie
Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.
— John Huston Finley
To me, growing into spiritual maturity is becoming less self-conscious and more God-conscious.
— Mark Batterson
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
You cannot be a winner without maturity and consistency.
— Marco Silva
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 is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.
— Joshua L. Liebman
Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
— John MacNaughton
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
— Calvin Coolidge
Maturity is knowing when to be immature.
— Randall Hall
As you grow older, maturity naturally comes to you. And it shows on your face. It’s true not only about looks, but your maturity should also reflect in your performances.
— Urmila Matondkar
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 Quotes About Life
Our maturity will be judged by how well we are able to agree to disagree and yet continue to love one another, to care for one another, and cherish one another and seek the greater good of the other.
— Desmond Tutu
The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either — or both — when needed?
— Gordon B. Hinckley
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.
Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.
— Hermann Hesse
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
The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.
— John C. Maxwell
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.
Do any men grow up or do they only come of age?
— Stephen King
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people’s perception of you rather than people’s perception of you.
— Criss Jami
Your age doesn’t define your maturity; your grades don’t define your ability; and what people say about you doesn’t define who you are.
— Nicky Gumbel
Maturity is when your world opens up and you realize that you are not the center of it.
— M.J. Croan
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
There are some questions that shouldn’t be asked until a person is mature enough to appreciate the answers.
— Anne Bishop
Maturity comes with experience, not age.
— Ziad K. Abdelnour
Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of ‘not knowing.
— Mark Z. Danielewski
Quotes about maturity and growing up
Maturity consists in no longer being taken in by oneself.
— Kajetan Von Schlaggenberg
How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every ‘should’ is a compulsion, and not every ‘like’ is a high morality and true freedom.
— Karl Rahner
To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
— William Arthur Ward
Most of us don’t mind doing what we ought to do when it doesn’t interfere with what we want to do, but it takes discipline and maturity to do what we ought to do whether we want to or not.
— Joseph B. Wirthlin
A person’s maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play.
— Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
— Tom Stoppard
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
It takes a certain level of maturity to get hit and get knocked down and get back up.
— Jamal Crawford
I believe the sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification.
— Peggy Cahn
To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility – these are marks of maturity and graciousness.
— William Arthur Ward
Maturity starts with the willingness to give oneself.
— Elisabeth Elliot
Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself.
— Nicole Scherzinger
Age is just a number. Maturity is a choice.
— Harry Styles
Maturity, the way I understand it, is knowing what your limitations are.
— Kurt Vonnegut
Age is no guarantee of maturity.
— Lawana Blackwell
Maturity is wanting nothing but what we see with the purity of our heart.
— Hugh Prather
Inspiring Maturity Quotes
Maturity is the ability to prioritize values before feelings.
— Mark Manson
One of the marks of maturity is the ability to disagree without becoming disagreeable
— Charles R. Swindoll
Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them.
— Steve Maraboli
Maturity comes in three stages: dependence, independence and interdependence.
— Jenna Jameson
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
— Rabindranath Tagore
Maturity comes from obedience, not necessarily from age.
— Leonard Ravenhill
Age is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
— Martha Graham
The true mark of maturity is when someone hurts you and you try and understand their situation instead of hurting them back.
— Ryron Gracie
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
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
Maturity is the ability to joyfully live in an imperfect world.
— Richard Rohr
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
Filthy language is used by people who don’t have the maturity or intelligence to express themselves with better words.
—Nouman Ali Khan
Maturity is the ability to live in peace with that which we cannot change.
— Ann Landers
Maturity is largely about acquiring the confidence and the competence to make your own decisions.
— Susan Maushart
Thought-provoking maturity quotes
Maturity is to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.
— Fritz Kunke
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses in your life; you realize everything that happens in life is a result of the previous choice you’ve made and start making new choices to change your life.
— Roy T. Bennett
You are not really grown up until you see and understand your weaknesses.
— Dr. T.P.Chia
Childhood and adulthood were not factors of age but states of mind.
— Alex Shakar
Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity.
— Jane Austen
The achievement of maturity, psychologically speaking, might be said to be the realization and acceptance that we simply cannot live independently from the world, and so we must live within it, with whatever compromises that might entail.
— Paul Murray
The prudent man strives for freedom from pain, not pleasure.
To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.
— Edward Weeks
Maturity is the moment one regains one’s innocence.
— Marty Rubin
The beauty of growing up is the wisdom that comes with it!
— Connie Ferguson
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
— Roy Bennett
In a desperate attempt to stay young forever we have achieved eternal childishness, rather than eternal youth.
— Daniel Prokop
Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
— Danish Proverb
Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.
— Isaac Watts
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
— Francis Bacon
It is so many years before one can believe enough in what one feels even to know what the feeling is.
— W.B. Yeats