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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