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Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
I don't think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It's just maturity. I've become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence.
Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.
Buying a particular vintage because everyone tips it and then waiting for it to mature is like gambling. The thrill is in placing the bet. Once the race is run or the match is played, you'll either win or lose. Until that happens, you're caught in this wonderful, agonising sense of expectation.
When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough.
Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
Self-control is one mark of a mature person; it applies to control of language, physical treatment of others, and the appetites of the body.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Runners exalt the marathon as a public test of private will, when months or years of solitary training, early mornings, lost weekends, rain and pain mature into triumph or surrender. That's one reason the race-day crowds matter, the friends who come to cheer and stomp and flap their signs and push the runners on.
My overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be.
I'm very mature for my age, but I'm also innocent in a lot of ways.
The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.
There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
I've spent most of my mature life trying to prove that I'm not irresponsible.
Here's the thing, men have to also mature in how they see women, too. Because they need to understand that it's not just about how we look, it's about who we are. And I am going to tell you like this, 'If you can't love me with short hair, and you telling me I got to have long hair to be loved, guess what, I ain't the one for you.'
Jada Pinkett Smith
We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
T. S. Eliot
My mum had a very strong moral code, which I kind of came with. I never really had to be told what was right or wrong - I knew. I was very mature from early on and I was a very good girl, so she never had any trouble with me.
Mature workers are less impulsive, less reactive, more creative and more centered.
Some age, others mature.
The mark of a mature programmer is willingness to throw out code you spent time on when you realize it's pointless.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
When I was 20, I thought I was 30 - but I was so far from it. When you're young, you want everything to happen now. As you mature, you can look back and see all the great things you achieved with time and patience.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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