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Quotes for Teenagers About Growing Up

July 25, 2013

Wisdom from the elders – quotes for teenagers about growing up

“If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!” – J.M. Barrie “The reason adults should look as though they are having fun, is to give kids a reason to want to grow up.” – Patch Adams “I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves.” – Oprah Winfrey
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“The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.” – Oscar Wilde “We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.” – Shirley Abbott “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” – Mark Twain
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“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” – Lao-Tze “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not – nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not – unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not – the world is full of educated derelicts.” – Calvin Coolidge “My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” Jodi Picoult
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“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” – Paul Valery “Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” – Erica Mann Jong “Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” – Virginia Woolf
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“The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.” – Julius Erving “Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin “When you’re green, your growing. When you’re ripe, you rot.” – Ray Kroc
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“Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.” – Nikki Giovanni “Nothing makes one old so quickly as the ever-present thought that one is growing older.” – George C. Lichtenberg “When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing!” – Tom Robbins

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