89+Quotes on age, maturity, knowledge and understanding.


89+Quotes on age, maturity,  knowledge and understanding.



When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. Many of us can relate to this biblical quote. As we get older, there are people and things that we grow out of. There are things that we choose to learn and unlearn. There are habits that we cast aside. Below I've collected 89+ inspirational quotes on age, maturity, knowledge, and understanding. Enjoy!


Quotes on age:


Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec


Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan


Age is a very high price to pay for maturity. Tom Stoppard


We are always the same age inside. Gertrude Stein


A man growing old becomes a child again. Sophocles


Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks. Thomas Browne


One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up. Malcolm Muggeridge


Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age. George Sand


The surest sign of age is loneliness. Annie Dillard


Age is how we determine how valuable you are. Jane Elliot


Minds ripen at very different ages. Stevie Wonder


Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain


In youth we learn; in age we understand. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach


“Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.”

― Charles Schultz


“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

― Mark Twain


Quotes on maturity:


I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. Albert Einstein


You cannot be a winner without maturity and consistency. Marco Silva


Caring - about people, about things, about life - is an act of maturity. Tracy McMillan


Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself. Nicole Scherzinger


'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years. Martha Graham


Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension. Joshua L. Liebman


Whatever seeds each man cultivates will grow to maturity and bear in him their own fruit. If they are vegetative, he will be like a plant. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola


Quotes on knowledge:


The opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. Plato


To know what you know and what you do not know is true knowledge. Confucius


A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. Marcus Garvey


Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile. Abu Bakr


To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. Marilyn vos Savant


We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. John Naisbitt


Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing. Warren Buffett


The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading. David Bailey


The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. Ralph W. Sockman


Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge. Lao Tzu


The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant. Richard Cecil


If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. Margaret Fuller


Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge. Khalil Gibran


Knowledge has to be improved, challenged and increased constantly, or it vanishes. Peter Drucker


Knowledge is love and light and vision. Helen Keller


Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all. Pericles


Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. Carl Jung


If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Henry Ford


Ignorance is never better than knowledge. Enrico Fermi


Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire. William Penn


Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power. Horace Mann


The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity. Miguel de Cervantes


A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting. Carlos Castaneda


A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. Plato


No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience. John Locke


Knowledge is the life of the mind. Abu Bakr


Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. Peter Drucker


Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. Plato


Information is not knowledge. Albert Einstein


Doubt grows with knowledge. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience. Immanuel Kant


Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Bruce Lee


The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. Herbert Spencer


Knowledge is power. Francis Bacon


Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Jimi Hendrix


Quotes on understanding:


Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung


Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein


The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others. John Locke


Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino


Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. W. Clement Stone


The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. Leonardo da Vinci


I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding. Miranda Kerr


Much learning does not teach understanding. Heraclitus


Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly. Richard Bach


Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. Edward Gibbon


It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are - not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within - that you can begin to take control. Oprah Winfrey


Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it. Charles Kettering


What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watching it, learning about it, coming directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it. Jiddu Krishnamurti


Understanding that being nervous, having doubts, and lacking confidence are emotions that are human is how you deal with it. It is okay to feel that way... and then understand that you can work through it. Venus Williams


Empathy is important, openness, honesty, and an understanding for others. Niko Kovac


Your understanding of what you read and hear is, to a very large degree, determined by your vocabulary, so improve your vocabulary daily. Zig Ziglar


Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding is the third. Marge Piercy


A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them. Vernon Howard


Most people are defined by their titles, their cars, their house, where they came from, their color, their race, their religion. And so it's up to you to take control of your own life and define you. As long as you understand who you are and you have a solid foundation of understanding what your talents are, what your skills are. Stedman Graham


The more knowledge you've got, the more understanding you have, the better you are able to implement and pass it on to others. Tony Orlando


Mindfulness practices enhance the connection between our body, our mind, and everything else that is around us. Mindful living is the key to understanding our struggles with weight and to empowering us to control our weight. Thich Nhat Hanh


Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair. R. D. Laing


It's nice to get to know people who are the same age as you that do the same things because it's like a different level of understanding. Becky G


It is understanding that gives us the ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences. Harry S Truman


Science is a quest for understanding. Jocelyn Bell Burnell


When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love. Jiddu Krishnamurti


Anybody who has gone through a life-changing experience will tell you there is a different understanding of what is real and what is important, and when you are going through different moments, you can reflect and go, 'I have been through worse.' Delta Goodrem


The fastest way to have a loving, supportive, understanding spouse is to become a loving, supportive, understanding spouse. Gary Chapman


“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
― Albert Einstein



“Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forwards.”
― SΓΈren Kierkegaard


“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth KΓΌbler-Ross

“Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
― Marie Curie

“Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so.”
― Lemony Snicket,

“Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.”
― John Steinbeck

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
― Aristotle
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