52 Growing Up Quotes

A collection of growing up quotes to remind us that growing up is not always easy, that growing up is not always a good thing, and that in life we should never wish our days away by wishing we were older.


  1. Today's children are growing up in a new reality, one where they are attuning more to machines and less to people than has ever been true in human history. Daniel Goleman, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
    Children



  2. Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them - certain traits, certain places where you don't let the world go. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Possibilities



  3. We all need advice growing up and facing the big stuff life gives us. We all need the voice of a parent or a good friend who has lived through joy and suffering and has thought deeply about it. Richard Carlson
    Parents



  4. Growing up, my parents were my heroes, in the way they conducted their lives. Chris Hemsworth
    Motivational



  5. Maturity is when your world opens up and you realize that you are not the center of it. M.J. Croan
    Best



  6. Age is a necessary but insufficient requirement for growing up. There are immature old people, and there are appropriately mature young people. Henry Cloud; John Townsend, Boundaries in Marriage
    Age



  7. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. Chili Davis
  8. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. Chili Davis
    Funny



  9. To grow up is to stop putting blame on parents. Maya Angelou, Becoming Myself
    Quote of The Day



  10. Most of us grow up with a strong sense of individual responsibility. Parents, teachers, coaches, and role models of all kinds shape our values based on individual accomplishment. Douglas Smith; Jon Katzenbach, The Wisdom of Teams
    Inspirational Quotes



  11. One of the great lessons I remember my dad constantly emphasizing in our family while I was growing up was "Use your R&I." That is, use your resourcefulness and initiative. He taught us that we were not victims of the circumstances surrounding us, but rather masters of our own destiny. Stephen M. R. Covey
    Destiny



  12. Growing up we are told many things,
    One being, you can do anything.
    But somewhere between child and adult, things change
    Julie Hebert, Why Not You
    Poems about Life



  13. Growing up you sometimes got the blame for things I did, but you always loved me not matter what. Now that I am older you my sister I am grateful for. Kate Summers
    Sister



  14. As I learned from growing up, you don't mess with your grandmother. Prince William
    Grandmother



  15. As children, we don't get to pick the ways in which we're loved. But then we grow up, and if we're smart and prepared and very determined, every once in a while we actually do get the life we wanted. Oprah Winfrey, Food, Health, and Happiness
    Life



  16. Part of growing up is realizing you learn to love so many people. It's about forming those relationships and finding what will last forever. Dylan O'Brien
    Relationship



  17. When I was growing up, I remember my mother saying, "Your friends are like elevators; they will bring you up or down - the choice is yours. David DeNotaris
    Friend



  18. It was nice growing up with someone like you, someone to lean on, someone to count on, someone to tell on! Author Unknown
    Funny Quotes about Life



  19. You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. John J. Plomp
    Question



  20. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings
  21. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings
    Courage



  22. Growing up was certainly not easy for Albert Einstein and part of the problem was the way in which his father's business would either be struggling or close to failing on a number of occasions. Jack Steinberg, Albert Einstein: The Life of a Genius
    Albert Einstein Quotes



  23. Part of growing up was learning not to be quite that honest - learning when it was better to lie, rather than to hurt someone with the truth. Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes
    Truth



  24. Sometimes you have to grow up before you appreciate how you grew up. Daniel Black, Perfect Peace
    Appreciation



  25. Children love to hear stories about what their Mommies and Daddies were like growing up. Deborah Williams, How To Talk To Your Kids & Grandkids
    Mother     Father



  26. Yet Jesus taught that it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35), and part of growing up is learning the art of giving. Miroslav Volf, Free of Charge
    Giving



  27. The more solid, sensible, common-sense, loving steps we take, the greater the chances of helping our children become the kind of children we want them to be and wish we had been when we were growing up. Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World
    Common Sense



  28. When I was still in a stroller, I couldn't wait to be older,
    Life as a child went too slow.
    But now that I'm older, I'm somewhat unsure,
    Of why growing up quick was needed so.
    Julie Hebert, Wait For Life To Begin
    Motivational Poems



  29. When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
    Future



  30. Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They don't remember what it's like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won't do that. Walt Disney
    Words of Encouragement



  31. My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn't have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don't be afraid to fail. Sara Blakely
    Failure



  32. I want my children to have a strong foundation, to help them maintain a faith in God throughout their life. They are growing up in a world that is quickly turning away from God. Dennis Lominac, My Family is My Life
    Faith



  33. A mother is a child's first teacher. We are raising the people who will grow up to influence society and the world. Marie Osmond, The Key Is Love
    Teacher



  34. Where does wisdom come from? When I was growing up, I thought wisdom was learned as it was passed down through the generations from grandmothers to mothers to daughters. Ana Barreto; Sarah Evans, Women, Rice and Beans
    Wise



  35. It's one of the most powerful assets we can have, and living with siblings means that your children will grow up in the best training ground they could have for developing this skill. Because they grow up having to share your time and attention as well as the family possessions, they'll have to learn how to negotiate and compromise when there are the inevitable conflicts of interest. Linda Blair, Siblings
    Family



  36. Because of destructive criticism in childhood, adults grow up afraid of making a mistake or failing at their work. This fear serves as a form of paralysis and holds people back from taking risks, volunteering for new responsibilities, or extending themselves in any way. Brian Tracy
    Quotes about Taking Risks



  37. Macrosocial changes such as growing up in a context of ethnic diversity and living in single-parent families are increasingly experienced by adolescents in Western industrialized countries. Aiden Sisler, Siblings in Adolescence
    Diversity



  38. To be able to watch your children's children grow up is truly a blessing from above. Byron Pulsifer
  39. To be able to watch your children's children grow up is truly a blessing from above. Byron Pulsifer
    Blessed



  40. Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart. Beverley Mitchell
    Learning



  41. Everyone thinks you make mistakes when you're young. But I don't think we make any fewer when we're grown up. Jodi Picoult
    Mistake



  42. You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going. P. J. O'Rourke
    Funny Poems



  43. Even though you're growing up, you should never stop having fun. Nina Dobrev
    High School Graduation



  44. Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging. Maya Angelou
    Birthday Poems



  45. Yes, Christmas is for children - except that children grow up to be adults who just might love Christmas as much as they did in their younger years. Cherie Lowe, Keep the Happy in Your Holidays
    Christmas



  46. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. James Baldwin
    Love



  47. Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything. Kurt Vonnegut
    Disappointment



  48. I knew that I had reached the end of childhood once I realized that adults in my life didn't know anymore than I did. Matthew Quick, Every Exquisite Thing
    Knowledge



  49. You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself. Ethel Barrymore
  50. You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself. Ethel Barrymore
    Laughter



  51. Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. Phyllis Diller
    Home



  52. Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. Russell Baker
    Cute Life Quotes



  53. Who we are, is what we believe. As you were growing up, you may have been told over and over that you were good at doing something. You believed it. Similarly, if you constantly tell people they are doing a good job, they will eventually believe it even if, in the beginning, they have doubts about their ability. In essence, we become what we believe. Catherine Pulsifer, What We Believe Becomes Who We Are
    Believe



  54. The moment you grow up is the moment you decide that nothing and no one will affect your actions. Inner strength from God alone can take you to places that reality says you can't go. Growing up is the recognition to know that you are the only human on this planet that can affect your own actions. Alan Magliocca, From Misery to Millions
    Decision    



  55. Imagine for only a moment what this world would be like if change did not occur. You may say life was simpler, yes in some cases that is right. But just as children grow, we grow with change. Imagine trying to stop a child from growing up, it is impossible to do. Accepting change as a way of life allows you to continue to develop and move forward. Catherine Pulsifer, Thoughts About Change
    Change



  56. I make mistakes growing up. I'm not perfect; I'm not a robot. Justin Bieber
    Not Perfect

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