When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
* Bible -- I Corinthians 13:11
By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.
* Zelda Fitzgerald
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
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
To be grown up is to sit at the table with people who have died, who neither listen nor speak;
Who do not drink their tea, though they always said
Tea was such a comfort.
* Edna St. Vincent Millay
When the apple is ripe it will fall.When the apple is ripe it will fall.
* Irish Proverb
Your lordship, though not clean past your youth, have yet some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltness of time.
* William Shakespeare
When I can look Life in the eyes,
Grown calm and very coldly wise,
Life will have given me the Truth,
And taken in exchange---my youth.
* Sara Teasdale