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Maturity is the ability to do a job
by Ann Landers

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

Related topics: Values Growing-Up

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
- Ann Landers

The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy,
the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.
- Ann Landers

 

There could be no honor in a sure success,
but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
- Ann Landers

I advise keeping four feet on the floor and all hands on deck.
- Ann Landers

The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something
you haven't thought of yet.
- Ann Landers

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At every party there are two kinds of people -
those who want to go home and those who don't.
The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.
- Ann Landers

If you have love in your life, it can make up for a
great many things that are missing.
If you don't have love in your life,
no matter what else there is,
it's not enough.
- Ann Landers

You need that guy like a giraffe needs strep throat.
- Ann Landers

Too many people today know the price of everything
and the value of nothing.
- Ann Landers

People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another.
They don't consider it servitude.
- Ann Landers

Nobody gets to live life backward.
Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
- Ann Landers

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
- Ann Landers

The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with.
Success depends on which one we use the most.
- Ann Landers

One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced.
Think of your three closes friends; if they seem OK,
then you're the one.
- Ann Landers

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet;
a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
- Ann Landers

If you marry a man who cheats on his wife,
you'll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.
- Ann Landers

Know yourself.
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
- Ann Landers

Class is the sure-footedness that comes with having
proved you can meet life.
- Ann Landers

Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual
is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
- Ann Landers

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told
that sorrow knows how to swim.
- Ann Landers

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
- Ann Landers

No one has the right to destroy another person's belief
by demanding empirical evidence.
- Ann Landers

I don't believe that you have to be a cow to know what milk is.
- Ann Landers

Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice
you may wind up making other peoples mistakes.
- Ann Landers

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself,
the most comforting words of all; this,
too, shall pass.
- Ann Landers

All married couples should learn the art of battle
as they should learn the art of making love.
Good battle is objective and honest -
never vicious or cruel.
Good battle is healthy and constructive,
and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.
- Ann Landers

Love is friendship that has caught fire.
It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence,
sharing and forgiving.
It is loyalty through good and bad times.
It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
- Ann Landers

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

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
- Tom Stoppard

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
- Jules Feiffer

I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
- Tom Stoppard

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and
not complain when things don't go well.
- Jim Rohn

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.
- Tom Stoppard

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

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

Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate
pleasures for long-term values.
- Joshua L. Liebman

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word
to Christ and the Church.
a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity;
it is the expression of his personal dignity.
- Pope John Paul II

When I became a mature woman, I put both feet firmly on the side of maturity.
- Victoria Principal

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

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

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

Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining
physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
- Terri Apter

When Louis XIV assumed the reins of government France
suddenly and wonderfully came to her maturity;
it was as if the whole nation had burst into splendid flower.
- Lytton Strachey

Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible,
and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity,
as soon as it has passed that point,
begins to verge towards decay.
- Robert Blair

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

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.
- Joshua L. Liebman

I think some people in their 20s really get it,
that acting is about creativity and the work.
They get their maturity from their work.
- Jane Badler

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

Character...
is a habit, the daily choice of right over wrong;
it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace
and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war.
- Charles Wilson

The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity.
- Paul Theroux

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

It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius
ever arrives at maturity.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

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

Whatever seeds each man cultivates will grow to maturity
and bear in him their own fruit.
If they be vegetative, he will be like a plant.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

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

Youth condemns; maturity condones.
- Amy Lowell

Maturity implies otherness...
The art of living is the art of living with.
- Julius Gordon

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

Know how to behave at a fine restaurant,
which is a telltale measure of social maturity.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great
common sense when it comes to voting.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a
woman's maturity is the harmony,
style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage,
and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
- Benjamin Spock

This goal can and must be attained in this life.
But even if this does not happen, remember that he
who has found the way once,
always returns to this world with an internal maturity
that enables him to continue his work.
- Gustave Meyrink

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

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

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

I think it's a change that I did not intend at the
time but it is clear that,
from The Flower of My Secret on, there is a change in my films.
A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed
this to my growing maturity.
- Pedro Almodovar

I think that shows a level of maturity and understanding
that I think bodes well for getting to the bottom of this.
But it is really up to you and your staff,
on behalf of the American people, to take on that challenge.
- David Kay

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


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