(John McKinney, 1948, The Progressive Farmer Archives)

Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
Martha Graham

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

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

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
Kurt Vonnegut

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

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

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
1 Corinthians 13:11 (KJV)

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
Marlon Brando

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

Youth condemns; maturity condones.
Amy Lowell

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

I think part of maturity is knowing who you are.
Rob Lowe

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Dylan Thomas

The years teach much which the days never know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely.
Christopher Reeve

Youth can not know how age thinks and feels.
J. K. Rowling

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
Thomas A. Edison


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