Quotations The Best Quotes About Adulthood  

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A list of the best adulthood quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous adulthood quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic adulthood quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational adulthood quotes from that same writer.

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We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice -- that is, until we have stopped saying It got lost, and say, I lost it. Sydney J. Harris

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Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain. John Dryden

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A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong. Thomas Szasz

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One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them. Virginia Woolf

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What is an adult? A child blown up by age. Simone de Beauvoir

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Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum. Thomas Szasz

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We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language. Henry David Thoreau

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Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below. George Orwell

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I believe a man is born first unto himself --for the happy developing of himself, while the world is a nursery, and the pretty things are to be snatched for, and pleasant things tasted; some people seem to exist thus right to the end. But most are born again on entering manhood; then they are born to humanity, to a consciousness of all the laughing, and the never-ceasing murmur of pain and sorrow that comes from the terrible multitudes of brothers. D. H. Lawrence

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Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.

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To be adult is to be alone. Jean Rostand