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Growing Up Quotes

These quotes about growing up touch on many aspects of growing up and growing old - what it means to change, how to grow, how not to grow, and the balance between developing and aging.

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

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Quotes about Growing Up

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. Youngsters need good models more than they need critics. It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
- Swami Vivekananda

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.
- Og Mandino

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
- Bertrand Russell

Too many people grow up.
That's the real trouble with the world,
too many people grow up.
They forget.
- Walt Disney

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

When you're a little kid you're a bit of everything; Scientist, Philosopher, Artist.
Sometimes it seems like growing up is giving these things up one at a time.
- The Wonder Years television show

Growing up is never easy. You hold on to things that were. You wonder what's to come.
- The Wonder Years television show

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!
- J.M. Barrie [Peter Pan]

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anaïs Nin

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?
- Satchel Paige

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
- Mark Twain

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
- Henry Ford

Everyone is the age of their heart.
- Guatemalan Proverb

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.
- Anonymous

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.
- old English proverb

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
- Winston Churchill

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
- George Bernard Shaw

It takes a long time to become young.
- Pablo Picasso

People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
- Bill Watterson [Calvin and Hobbes]

Quotes about Change and Growing Up

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
- Anonymous

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

We cannot change anything until we accept it.
- Carl Jung

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is important to spend most of your time in the company of people who support you without meddling, who give you the space to grow, who applaud when you spread your wings in whatever way YOU want to fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life, and
smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True learning is not about facts, but about conscious appreciation of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Begin your life today, and again tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the young child, all life is a great adventure - growing up should not mean growing dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams, you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I Can Do Anything - Starting Right Now. I have my dream, I have God, and I choose to move in the direction of my goal, even when I am afraid or unsure. Whenever I fall, I stand up, brush myself off, and keep moving toward my goal.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I gather strength from life's storms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I take the helm on my life voyage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step - large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Walk Today's March With Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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