59 Growing Up Quotes to Expand Your Thinking

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Growing up gives you a chance to expand your thinking, and it will encourage you to form your own beliefs, thoughts, and values. In this article, we are sharing a list of some motivational growing up quotes that will help you to find some motivation in your life. So, let’s read those growing up quotes.

Inspiring Growing up Quotes

1. “Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” Virginia Woolf

Motivational growing up quotes to expand your thinking in your life

2. “Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.” ― Cassandra Clare

3. “I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.” Jennifer Elisabeth

4. “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” ― Anne Frank

5. “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” ― J.D. Salinger

6. “You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.” ― Ta-Nehisi Coates

Motivational growing up quotes to expand your thinking in your life

7. “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

8. “Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back. I’m going to help you forgive the things that you won’t let yourself forget.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

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9. “It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.” ― Shannon L. Alder

Motivational growing up quotes to expand your thinking in your life

10. “Look forward to the wonderment of growing up, raising a family, and driving by the gas station where the popular kids now work.” ― Tim Dorsey

11. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Buckminster Fuller

12. “Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” Robert Heinlein

13. “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

14. “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

15. “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

16. “Growing up is the dumbest thing I ever wanted to rush into.” ― Comic Strip Mama

Motivational growing up quotes to expand your thinking in your life

17. “We’re growing up and I don’t like it,” said Tacy, as they say at Heinz’s later, drinking coffee.” ― Maud Hart Lovelace

18. “Growing up gorilla is just like any other kind of growing up. You make mistakes, You play, You learn. You do it all over again.” ― Katherine Applegate

19. “As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature.” ― John James Audubon

Best Motivational Quotes for Growing Up

20. “Life has a funny way of turning you into the one thing you don’t want to be.” ― Jonathan Levine

21. “The truth is that as a man’s real power grows and his knowledge widens, ever the way he can follow grows narrower: until at last he chooses nothing but does only and wholly what he must do.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

22. “Growing up, I never felt deprived. I was always happy. It seems only lately I’ve started seeing everything I didn’t have.” ― Kasie West

23. “Growing up is when you understand you get what you give, not what you’re given.” ― Guy Browning

Motivational growing up quotes to expand your thinking in your life

24. “You don’t grow up, she reasoned now, until you begin to evaluate yourself, to recognize your good traits and acknowledge that you have a few faults.” ― Maud Hart Lovelace

25. “The only way that you can identify and then fulfill your life’s purpose is for you to love yourself, charge up your life, and serve the world.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

26. “Only when you are grown up, perhaps only when you have children yourself, do you fully understand that your own parents had a full and intricate existence before you were born.” ― Ian McEwan

27. “Part of growing up involves becoming estranged from one’s birth family. If the family romance is not broken, one never truly grows up.” ― Donna Goddard

28. “I never want you to deny anything about yourself because you have grown up thinking it’s unacceptable or inconvenient for the people around you.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

29. “Every day you say something or do something that challenges me, changes me.” ― Kiera Cass

Quotes about growing up and maturing

30. “Do grow up. Don’t worry, sleeping late in the morning is part of the plan.” ― Agnès Martin-Lugand

31. “You lost your innocence when you grew up, all right, everyone knew that but did you have to lose your hope, as well?” ― Stephen King

32. “Young women dream of romance and passion as men dream of conquest because those dreams are necessary goads to leaving home and growing up.” ― Erica Jong

Motivational growing up quotes to expand your thinking in your life

33. “I’m going to follow this invisible red thread until I find myself again… until I finally figure out… who I’m meant to be.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

34. “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

35. “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

36. “One of the oddest things about being grown-up was looking back at something you thought you knew and finding out the truth of it was completely different from what you had always believed.” ― Patricia Briggs

Inspirational Quotes about growing up

37. “Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, “I did it before, so I can do it again.” ― Idowu Koyenikan

38. “I don’t need anyone else to distract me from myself anymore like I always thought I would.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

Motivational growing up quotes to expand your thinking in your life

39. “If your life is a blank page, that only means you have room to write your story. You have the power to tell that story the way you want to.” ― Thea Harrison

40. “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

41. “Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

42. “This is growing up, having to stomp out love, this is how people turn terrible.” ― Michelle Tea

43. “I’m not everything I want to be, but I’m more than I was, and I’m still learning.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

44. “No amount of me trying to explain myself was doing any good. I didn’t even know what was going on inside of me, so how could I have explained it to them?” ― Sierra D. Waters

45. “When you’re finally a grown-up, one of the things you find is that there are no grown-ups.” ― Charles Finch

Quotes about growing up and changing

46. “Growth is life, and life is for ever destined to make for light.” ― Jack London

Motivational growing up quotes to expand your thinking in your life

47. “Relax. You will become an adult, You will figure out your career, You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time. The only way to fail at life is to abstain.” ― Johanna de Silentio

48. “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

49. “Sometimes you have to grow up before you appreciate how you grew up.” ― Daniel Black

50. “That boy made me realize, for a while at least, that my parents were wrong, and I didn’t have to be like them.” ― J.X. Burros

51. “We live in a world where there is such a clear definition of what a girl should be that it takes almost no effort at all to completely hate ourselves.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

52. “Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.” ― Russell Baker

Motivational growing up quotes to expand your thinking in your life

53. “Part of growing up is narrowing your life choices to a manageable size.” ― Amy E. Spiegel

54. “Everyone else we knew growing up is the same: image of their parents, no matter how loud they told themselves they’d be different.” ― Tana French

55. “They soon stopped being ten years old. But whatever age they were seemed to be exactly the right age for having fun.” ― Maud Hart Lovelace

56. “Growing up is difficult. Strangely, even when we have stopped growing physically, we seem to have to keep on growing emotionally, which involves both expansion and shrinkage, as some parts of us develop and others must be allowed to disappear…Rigidity never works; we end up being the wrong size for our world.” ― Jeanette Winterson

57. “Despite being what would now be called a deprived child in a one-parent family, I did not grow up with an urge to smash windows or to bash old ladies over the head in order to steal handbags.” ― Eva Hart

58. “I just want your voice aimed at me again. I want to absorb the direction of your eyes…” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

59. “Everything hurts right now and nothing is helping because as the pain is getting worse — so is the love.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

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