The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
—Wilhelm Stekel (1868–1940) Austrian Physician, Psychologist
My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don’t know anything at all.
—Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) Irish Poet
One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure.
—Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) American Writer
By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.
—Zelda Fitzgerald (1900–48) American Novelist
Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.
—Joshua L. Liebman (1907–48) American Jewish Rabbi, Author
Age is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
—Martha Graham (1894–1991) American Choreographer