It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
Age is no guarantee of maturity.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do.
As people grow up, they realize it's less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.
You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself.
We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
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