I believe the sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification.
Peggy Cahn quotes
- Siddhaswarup Ananda Paramhamsa – material cravings "It is a fact that no matter how much sense gratification a person gets, he will never be satisfied. Material food, material things, material sense gratification cannot satisfy the atma (spirit soul). Just as the body needs material food, so the spirit soul needs spiritual food. To try to satisfy one’s spiritual craving with material things leads to endless consumption, greed, envy, violence, and war.…
- "The word adult is misleading. It’s a… "The word adult is misleading. It's a word used to describe one who is legally responsible for his or her actions. That's it. It doesn't in anyway confer or guarantee that a person, while gladly accepting the perks afforded adults, will accept any responsibility." - Bobby W. Miller
- "The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued… "The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness." - Michel de Montaigne
- "Pleasure is Nature’s test, her sign of… "Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment." - Oscar Wilde