Adulthood Quotes

Found 48 quotes in the topic of Adulthood .
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 Socrates

"In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent." Socrates
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Adulthood    Life    Quote of the Day   

Dr. Seuss

"Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them." Dr. Seuss
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Brian Aldiss

"When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay." Brian Aldiss
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Paula Poundstone

"Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas" Paula Poundstone
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"Be the man you wish your father was and you don't have to keep saying, but my father wasn't around." JAWAR
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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Matt Groening

"Where do babies come from? Don't bother asking adults. They lie like pigs. However, diligent independent research and hours of playground consultation have yielded fruitful, if tentative, results. There are several theories. Near as we can figure out, it has something to do with acting ridiculous in the dark. We believe it is similar to dogs when they act peculiar and ride each other. This is called "making love". Careful study of popular song lyrics, advertising catch-lines, TV sitcoms, movies, and T-Shirt inscriptions offers us significant clues as to its nature. Apparently it makes grown-ups insipid and insane. Some graffiti was once observed that said "sex is good". All available evidence, however, points to the contrary." Matt Groening
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Diane Arbus

"When you grow up your mother says, 'Wear rubbers or you'll catch cold.' When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not. It's something like that." Diane Arbus
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Adulthood    American Photographer   

Abraham Maslow

"Even when adults do feel their safety to be threatened, we may not be able to see this on the surface. Infants will react in a fashion as if they were endangered, if they are disturbed or dropped suddenly, startled by loud noises, flashing light, or" Abraham Maslow
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Dr. Seuss

"Adults are obsolete children." Dr. Seuss
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Sigmund Freud

"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult." Sigmund Freud
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Adulthood    Austrian Psychologist   

Erich Fromm

"Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?" Erich Fromm
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Helen Keller

"I have always thought it would be a blessing if each person could be blind and deaf for a few days during his early adult life. Darkness would make him appreciate sight; silence would teach him the joys of sound." Helen Keller
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Henry David Thoreau

"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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"Children aren't dogs; adults aren't gods" Haitian Proverb
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"Given the experiences he had, for him to reach adulthood and be pretty well adjusted and be thought of almost universally as a pretty nice and graceful guy, that is not a bad accomplishment," Michael Beschloss
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Erma Bombeck

"I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: ''Checkout Time is 18 years.''" Erma Bombeck
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Adulthood    American Journalist   

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"We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until... we have stopped saying "It got lost," and say "I lost it."" Sydney Harris
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"A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does." Lewis Hershey
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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.''" Sidney J. Harris
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