65 Growing Up Quotes On Success In Life

These growing up quotes will inspire you.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging growing up quotes, growing up sayings, and growing up proverbs.

Best Growing Up Quotes

  1. “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.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
  2. “That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.” ~ Walt Disney
  3. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ e. e. cummings
  4. “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” ~ Chili Davis

  5. “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” ~ Henri Bergson
  6. “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.” ~ Anne Frank
  7. “Age is no guarantee of maturity.” ~ Lawana Blackwell
  8. “You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  9. “It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.” ~ M. Scott Peck
  10. “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.” ~ Maya Angelou
  11. “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.” ~ Alden Nowlan
  12. “Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.” ~ Mark Twain

  13. “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.” ~ Carl Jung
  14. “The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” ~ Max Lerner
  15. “Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do.” ~ Judd Nelson
  16. “As people grow up, they realize it’s less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.” ~ Lauren Conrad

  17. “We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.” ~ Bryan White
  18. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” ~ Mark Twain
  19. “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.” ~ John Lennon , Growing up quotes life
  20. “The trick is growing up without growing old.” ~ Casey Stengel

  21. “Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  22. “You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself.” ~ Ethel Barrymore
  23. “We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  24. “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.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  25. “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.” ~ James A. Baldwin
  26. “A grownup is a child with layers on.” ~ Woody Harrelson
  27. “At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  28. “When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” ~ C. S. Lewis

  29. “Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.” ~ Tom Stoppard
  30. “Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old-time rail journey—delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ~ Jenkin Lloyd Jones
  31. “Maybe staying single meant that you never had to grow up.” ~ Sharyn McCrumb
  32. “You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke

  33. “When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” ~ Patrick Rothfuss
  34. “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” ~ J. D. Salinger
  35. “If your gonna screw up, do it while you’re young. Older you get, the harder it is to bounce back.” ~ Winston Groom
  36. “Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience… and pimples.” ~ James M. Barrie

  37. “One curious thing about growing up is that you don’t only move forward in time; you move backwards as well, as pieces of your parents’ and grandparents’ lives come to you.” ~ Philip Pullman
  38. “Now I’m growing and I can see my faults. I can look at myself objectively and say I can’t blame anyone else; it was my own damn fault.” ~ Christopher Atkins
  39. “When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.” ~ Mark Twain
  40. “Growing up, I’ve enjoyed hunting with my father.” ~ Dale Earnhardt

  41. “When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.” ~ Heather Locklear , Growing up quotes baby
  42. “I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.” ~ Tina Turner
  43. “Growing up in public is especially hard sometimes.” ~ Annette Funicello
  44. “When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting to be more books geared towards young adults.” ~ Alison Bechdel

  45. “I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood, so I felt like I just didn’t fit in. Like I wasn’t as good as everybody else, or as smart, or whatever.” ~ Halle Berry
  46. “When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  47. “Too many people grow up. That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don’t remember what it’s like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well, I won’t do that.” ~ Walt Disney
  48. “Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose.” ~ Mike Johanns

  49. “I am still into the people I listened to growing up, so I completely remember what is like to be a fan, I haven’t changed.” ~ Lenny Kravitz
  50. “Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.” ~ Phyllis Diller
  51. “I’m not a person who particularly had heros when growing up.” ~ Dennis Ritchie
  52. “If I had to come up with something that just came to me, I think growing up in a small town, I want knowledge. I still think today, knowledge is one of the keys.” ~ Herschel Walker

  53. “I have the power of my height. Growing up, it was a total drawback. There was nothing good about it at all.” ~ Allison Janney
  54. “When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.” ~ Tom Robbins
  55. “If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!” ~ James M. Barrie
  56. “Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart.” ~ Beverley Mitchell

  57. “When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.” ~ Mark Twain
  58. “I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up. I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me.” ~ Carol Burnett
  59. “I have this sense that I didn’t really start growing up until my twenties.” ~ Winona Ryder
  60. “I think I’m finally growing up – and about time.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  61. “Oh”, she thought, “how horrible it is that people have to grow up-and marry-and change!” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
  62. “Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.” ~ Peter Medawar
  63. “Growing up, I wanted desperately to please, to be a good girl.” ~ Claire Danes

  64. “Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination – think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.” ~ Terry Brooks
  65. “I think growing up is difficult and it’s a process that I’m always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.” ~ Alice Hoffman

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