48 Total Quotes

Adulthood Quotes

Paula Poundstone
Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas
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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.
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Dr. Seuss
Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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 Permalink
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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.
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.
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Gore Vidal
Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.
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Margaret Mead
The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
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Lily Tomlin
Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
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Dr. Seuss
Adults are obsolete children.
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H. G. Wells
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
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Ronald Reagan
If adults want to take such chances (with marijuana) that is their business
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Mark Twain
Part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in
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 Socrates
In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
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Walter Landor,
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age
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P. J. O'Rourke
If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat - in other words, turn you into an adult.
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If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in
Rachel Carson Permalink
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John Updike
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
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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.''
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Erich Fromm
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
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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 Permalink
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Margaret Mead
As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.
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Children aren't dogs; adults aren't gods
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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.
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It used to be thought that brain development ended in young adulthood, but now we know (it) continues throughout life. I think George would agree that it doesn't stop in the 50s. It's just overtaken by the negative effects of aging, so that the net effect is mental decline after that age.
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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 Permalink
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People of this teenager's age are on the brink of adulthood and have to be allowed a greater degree of responsibility. A consequence of this is a decrease in parental responsibility. Therefore to have criminal responsibility for what you don't know about seems rather extreme.
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