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One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it.
You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself.
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
James A. Baldwin
If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
E. W. Howe
To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.
The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W. Somerset Maugham
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
A. C. Benson
The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
John F. Kennedy
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen.
I long for the day when advertising will become a business for a grown man.
Is advertising a profession, like law or medicine? How many new parents clutch their baby to their breast and declare, 'I want this child to grow up to be a media planner'?
Jef I. Richards
We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't.
Frank A. Clark
Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
T. S. Eliot
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
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