Top Mature Quotes

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1. "We continue to need exhortations to be sympathetic and just, even if we do not believe that there is a God who has a hand in wishing to make us so. We no longer have to be brought into line by the threat of hell or the promise of paradise; we merely have to be reminded that it is we ourselves -- that is, the most mature and reasonable parts of us (seldom present in the midst of our crises and obsessions) -- who want to lead the sort of life which we once imagined supernatural beings demanded of us. An adequate evolution of morality from superstition to reason should mean recognizing ourselves as the authors of our own moral commandments."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "The emotionally mature individual should completely accept the fact that we live in a world of probability and chance, where there are not, nor probably ever will be, any absolute certainties, and should realize that it is not at all horrible, indeed—such a probabilistic, uncertain world."
Author: Albert Ellis
3. "When bad fortune occurs, the unresourceful, unimaginative man looks about him to attach the blame to someone else; the resolute accepts misfortune and endeavors to survive, mature, and improve because of it."
Author: Anne McCaffrey
4. "I've been an amature inventor for a long time."
Author: Billy Sheehan
5. "Exxon, Coca-Cola, BHP Billiton and News Corporation have much more say in organising the global agenda than the planet's 5 billion mature-age voters without a ballot box."
Author: Bob Brown
6. "I just need to be mad for a little while, okay? I know it might not be the most mature thing, but there it is."
Author: Cynthia Hand
7. "The 'mystical experience'. Always here and now - in that freedom which is one with distance in that stillness which is born of silence. But - this is a freedom in the midst of action, a stillness in the midst of other human beings. The mystery is a constant reality to him who, in this world, is free from self-concern, a reality that grows peaceful and mature before the receptive attention of assent."
Author: Dag Hammarskjöld
8. "People who are lonely and depressed are three to 10 times more likely to get sick and die prematurely than those who have a strong sense of love and community. I don't know any other single factor that affects our health - for better and for worse - to such a strong degree."
Author: Dean Ornish
9. "In the past I would self destruct when it came to love - I was immature, throwing myself into things but now times have changed, I want a relationship where you understand the other person."
Author: Elisabetta Canalis
10. "I became famous so quickly and so young - it was daunting. I was immature and I used to say some really stupid things in interviews. I never smiled on stage so I looked really serious, but it was because I hated my teeth and was incredibly nervous."
Author: Gary Numan
11. "If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature."
Author: Gautama Buddha
12. "Tell me the size of a mammal and I can tell you, to about 85 per cent level, pretty much everything about its physiology and life history, such as how long it is going to live, how many offspring it will have, the length of its aorta, how long it will take to mature, what is the pulse rate in the ninth branch of its circuitry."
Author: Geoffrey West
13. "No matter the nature of your individuality, you can nurture a better identity and have a mature positively rewarding life."
Author: Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
14. "Pretty?' I said, swivelling in the driver's seat to face him, 'you want to ask me out because I'm pretty?' 'Is there a problem with asking you out because you're pretty?' 'I think you blew it,' said Tiger with a grin. 'You should be asking her out because she's smart, witty, mature beyond her years and every moment in her company makes you want to be a better person - pretty of face should be at the bottom of the list.' 'Oh, blast,' said Perkins despondently. 'It should, shouldn't it?"
Author: Jasper Fforde
15. "Since a fully mature, rigorous vine will fully use 60 square feet or more spacings closer than 6x10 for wine grapes aren't usually recommended in America."
Author: Jeff Cox
16. "Jeez, how old are you?" I total y knew how old he was, but I wanted to pick. Aiden cracked his neck. "I turn twenty-one in October." "Huh." I shook the bottle. "So have you always been so…mature?" His brows furrowed. "Mature?" "Yeah, you sound like a dad." I deepened my voice and tried to look stern. "‘Don't look at me that way' or else." Aiden blinked slowly. "I don't sound like that and I didn't say ‘or else.'" "But if you had, what would the ‘or else' be?" I hid my grin with the bottle."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
17. "I don't think men ever grow out of their little boy games. They mature and find ways to make you not care or forget completely, if they know what they are doing and possibly your own name too, if you're real lucky. I'm feeling very lucky these days."
Author: Jennifer Loren
18. "I have since learned that the most mature believer is the one who is bent over, leaning most heavily on the Lord, and admitting his total inability to do anything without Christ. The greatest Christian is not the one who has achieved the most but rather the one who has received the most."
Author: Jim Cymbala
19. "I had taken the photograph from afar (distance being the basic glitch in our relationship), using my Nikon and zoom lens while hiding behind a fake marble pillar. I was hiding because if he knew I'd been secretly photographing him for all these months he would think I was immature, neurotic and obsessive. I'm not.I'm an artist.Artists are always misunderstood.(Thwonk)"
Author: Joan Bauer
20. "Our aim, during our Presidency in the next six months will be to lead this challenge, to show that Europe can function in a mature and responsible way, to start delivering tangible results that show we are taking people's concerns seriously."
Author: John Hutton
21. "A wet autumn morning, a garbage truck clattering down the street. The first snowfall of the season, blossom sized flakes falling languidly and melting on teh ground, a premature snow fall delicate as lace, rapidly melting."
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
22. "Media work needs ideals. Maybe thirty years from now, after I retire, I'll see the media mature and make the transition from political party, interest group, and corporate to truly public. But over the next ten years, the encroachment of commercialism and worldliness will loom much larger than the democratization we imagine. -Jin Yongquan in China Ink"
Author: Judy Polumbaum
23. "This Author has come to the conclusion that there are rakes, and there are Rakes.Anthony Bridgerton is a Rake.A rake (lower-case) is youthful and immature. He flaunts his exploits, behaves with utmost idiocy, and thinks himself dangerous to women.A Rake (upper-case) knows he is dangerous to women.He doesn't flaunt his exploits because he doesn't need to. He knows he will be whispered about by men and women alike, and in fact, he'd rather they didn't whisper about him at all. He knows who he is and what he has done; further recountings are, to him, redundant.He doesn't behave like an idiot for the simple reason that he isn't an idiot"
Author: Julia Quinn
24. "The mature brain is a time capsule. History resides in its structure."
Author: Julian B. Barbour
25. "The mature and well-balanced man, standing firmly with both feet on the earth, who has never been lamed and broken an half-blinded by the scandal of life, is as such the existentially godless man."
Author: Karl Barth
26. "Hey, yourself." I beamed at the cheerleading squad's captain and then leaned down to whisper to La La. "What's her name again?""Jackie." La La slung her jean satchel on her right shoulder and exhaled noisily. "I can't wait until you get out of your Shapeshifter horny phase.""The proper name is Season." I drank in Jackie's image as she jumped around, doing a cheer. Those round melons bounced with each movement. "And it usually takes Shifters seven to ten years to mature out of it, so buckle up and enjoy the ride."La La snorted."
Author: Kenya Wright
27. "The point is, once they have a missile that can hit the United States, we are now back in the kind of game we used to worry about with the Soviet Union, only the Soviet Union was more mature about this whole thing than I think the North Koreans will be."
Author: Lawrence Eagleburger
28. "We do learn and develop when we are exposed to those who are greater than we are. Perhaps this is the chief way we mature."
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
29. "Straight guys only feel three ways about girls . . . First, either they love you, and they show it by writing a song about you, like Gabriel, and asking you out, and everything is nice and fun like it should be. Second, they love you, but they're scared of their passion for you because it's so strong, like your boy Christopher, so they stuff it way, way down and ignore you, or do stupid things like make fun of you because they don't know how to express it any other way, because they're immature little babies and are too shy to, say, write a song about you. Or third, there's something wrong with them, and they start out nice and loving and then turn around and do stupid things like sleep with other girls behind your back, like Justin Bay. But we'll never figure out what went wrong with them, and neither will they, so it's not worth thinking about. Okay? That's it. The end."Lulu Collins"
Author: Meg Cabot
30. "The essence of a mature human being in religious terms is the ability to see, to be aware of others' suffering and to be touched by it."
Author: Megan McKenna
31. "Love is infinite. There is no beginning and no end. There's no starting point and no finishing line. Love just is. Love is born, grows, matures, and sometimes it dies. But the memory will remain with you for the rest of your breathing hours. You will fall in love, you will fall out of love. But you will love again. You always do."
Author: Mia Asher
32. "Our troops are committed to bringing security to Iraq while its government matures. American forces will continue to accomplish their mission with caution, precision and honor with the thanks of a grateful nation."
Author: Mike Fitzpatrick
33. "I want my job to include a little adventure, a little more of a heightened reality than what I'm actually living. And 'Castle' has that. He gets this opportunity to tail these homicide detectives, and he's driven by that. He's a little immature, but he's obviously loving life."
Author: Nathan Fillion
34. "The truth is women need men, we are neither superior nor inferior to men. We are better at some things and worse at other things. Mature people take the hard road and choose to delay quick gratification for true love. Mature people realize that the world does not revolve around them, and their desires, but around commitment. Mature people are committed to something beyond themselves; God, good, the good of society, family etc. If men are the source of your problems, then you are doomed to wait for eternity for them to fix it."
Author: Osayi Osar Emokpae
35. "Those who are not true leaders will just affirm people at their own immature level."
Author: Richard Rohr
36. "I told you that 'juvenile delinquent' is a contradiction in terms. 'Delinquent' means 'failing in duty.' But duty is an adult virtue—indeed a juvenile becomes an adult when, and only when, he acquires a knowledge of duty and embraces it as dearer than the self-love he was born with. There never was, there cannot be a 'juvenile delinquent.' But for every juvenile criminal there are always one or more adult delinquents—people of mature years who either do not know their duty, or who, knowing it, fail."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
37. "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
38. "Megan had accustomed herself to receiving the third degree about her dates. His name is Dillon Carver.He's the same age as me, and also a senior. He has no family history of insanity or premature baldness. He doesn't smoke, drink or do drugs, but he does have a vicious Dr Pepper habit. I'll let you know how big his penis is after the dance."
Author: Sara Bell
39. "When emotions turn and stay sour, when thoughts become cynical and judgmental, good and compassionate treatment is on the line. Helpers who become sour and cynical tend to begrudge their high need clients for their neediness. There is a risk that helpers become too well-practiced at taking a bleak view of those they have avowed to assist. There is a temptation to begin to blame clients for their failure to improve. If treatment ends pre-maturely, with either a client never returning to treatment or a helper 'firing' them out of frustration, there is a tendency for the client to take the fall. Of course what we are talking about here are signs of burnout."
Author: Scott E. Spradlin
40. "Everyone's life is an evolution of emotions, spirit and beliefs. The storyline changes, plots thicken, main characters mature and new spiritual journeys begin. This is true of inspirational authors. Their books represent only the stages of their life. New triumphs of the soul have yet to be written!"
Author: Shannon L. Alder
41. "I think they will feel refreshed because I cater to a mature audience."
Author: Slick Rick
42. "It is not the fault of the slaveholder that he is cruel, so much as it is the fault of the system under which he lives. He cannot withstand the influence of habit and associations that surround him. Taught from earliest childhood, by all that he sees and hears that the rod is for the slave's back, he will not be apt to change his opinions in maturer years."
Author: Solomon Northup
43. "As Ian popped the lock and opened the car door, he turned to Phoebe. "Can you do me a favour?"She immediately stepped toward him, fully embracing their new mature relationship. "Of course."Ian looked pointedly over his own shoulder and said, "Tell me the truth. Does this car make my glowing ass look fat?"She'd naturally followed the direction of his gaze, but now she looked up, hard, into his eyes. And she smiled back at him despite herself. She even laughed. "You're an idiot.""When things get too serious, I get a rash."She pointedly looked back down at his nether regions, despite the fact doing so made her blush. Still, she spoke coolly, dryly. "Not on your ass."If Ian believed in love, that would've been it for him. Instantly. Enthrallingly. Eternally. Instead, he just laughed. "Thank God for that. See if there's anything remotely clothinglike in the backseat or the trunk."
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
44. "Wanna go to bed and play doctors?" Chuckling, she punched his arm. "No, I don't.""Sorry, that was immature. How about playing gynecologists?" Again, she chuckled. "I would, but lunch is calling my name loud and clear.""Baby, I'll call your name as loud and clear as you want."
Author: Suzanne Wright
45. "It's easy to say you're more mature because all of a sudden you have a child, but it's a process."
Author: Tony Romo
46. "As we become more mature in faith, learning to trust that God is capable of all things, we will see God as bigger and bigger every time we encounter Him."
Author: Tracie Miles
47. "Challenges lead to Growth,Grow matures ones daily living,Living a good life expedites....Wisdom"
Author: Vernetta Norman
48. "I realize that I'm a mature woman and one of these days, incredible diet or not, I'll be a little old lady."
Author: Victoria Moran
49. "I have a rule - 'funny is funny!' When I write comedy, it's not my aim to upset people. I will be offensive, edgy and immature, but I will also be very intelligent and relevant. At my shows, there are no holy cows."
Author: Vir Das
50. "Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham

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Fear begets fear. Power begets power. I willed myself to beget power. And it wasn't long before I actually wasn't afraid."
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