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  • 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