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Inspirational quotes about Growing

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh -- at yourself. Ethel Barrymoore

Growing old is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Jack Benny

The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend. Logan Pearsall Smith

Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow. Kahlil Gibran

If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning. Carl R. Rogers

The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it. Doris Day

I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. Marilyn Monroe

America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land. President Ronald Reagan, to the National Association of Evangelicals, Columbus, Ohio

One might equate growing up with a mistrust of words. A mature person trusts his eyes more than his ears. Irrationality often manifests itself in upholding the word against the evidence of the eyes. Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard. Eric Hoffer

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. Irish Proverb

If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place. Orison Swett Marden

If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing. Gail Sheehy

I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.' Earl Warren

An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Carl Jung

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

I can still recall old Mister Barnslow getting out every morning and nailing a fresh load of tadpoles to the old board of his. Then he'd spin it round and round, like a wheel of fortune, and no matter where it stopped he'd yell out, 'Tadpoles Tadpoles is a winner' We all thought he was crazy. But then, we had some growing up to do. Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

There is a growing suspicion that what the world needs now is a religion that will cover the other six days of the week. Author Unknown

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war love is a growing up. James Baldwin

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. Unknown

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing. William Butler Yeats

If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again. Mary Beth Danielson

Sarah Connor How are you supposed to know Men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something to create a life to feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death... Terminator 2 Judgment Day

I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed ... the president himself would be killed by it. John Dean

No man loves life like him that's growing old. Sophocles

The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose plant it this afternoon' John F. Kennedy

What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist, section 2

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. Morris Adler

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too. Luther Bear

You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit. Norman Mailer

It's hard to tell if the world is actually growing worse, or if the news coverage is just better. Joe Moore

... I said to myself that growing up really means slowing down. Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved , pg. 336

Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing. Aristotle

In the hearts and minds of the people, the grapes of wrath were growing heavy for the vintage. John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. Chinese Proverb

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. Mary Lou Cook

If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being -- we can do it. Roosevelt, Eleanor

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents . . . Its opponents gradually die out and the growing generation is familiar with the idea from the beginning. Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives. J. Michael Straczynski

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Sextus Propertius, Elegies

In politics I am growing indifferent -- I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home. Francois Arouet

It just ain't possible to explain some things. It's interesting to wonder on them and do some speculation, but the main thing is you have to accept it-take it for what it is, and get on with your growing. Jim Dodge

It is not growing like a tree in bulk doth make man better be Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere, A lily of a day is fairer in May Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant of flower and light, In small proportions we just beauties see And in short measures, life may perfect be. Benjamin Johnson

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in ... Fear and resentment of what is new is really a lament for the memories of our childhood. Peter Medawar

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day. Native American Proverb

The inspirational value of the space program is probably of far greater importance to education than any input of dollars... A whole generation is growing up which has been attracted to the hard disciplines of science and engineering by the romance of space. Arthur C. Clarke, First on the Moon, 1970

We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow. Oscar Wilde

Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing. H. Stanley Judd

M-O-T-H-E-RM is for the million things she gave me,O means only that she's growing old,T is for the tears she shed to save me,H is for her heart of purest goldE is for her eyes, with love-light shining,R means right, and right she'll always be,Put them all together, they spell MOTHER,A word that means the world to me. Howard Johnson

As I sit I see a dove And think of our deep, dear true love Think not about our future lives Except perhaps our growing size Keep all your thoughts alive, aglow, All will be well, no fear, I know Unknown

I doubt that imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant. Ursula K. LeGuin

It's as if we think liberation a fixed quantity, that there is only so much to go around. That an individual or community is liberated at the expense of another When we view liberation as a scarce resource, something only a precious few of us can have, we stifle our potential, our creativity, our genius for living, learning and growing. Andrea Canaan

Never complain about growing old, Because so many never get the chance Unknown

All these years I've been feeling like I was growing into myself. Finally, I feel grown. Oprah Winfrey

You defeated me But you won't defeat me again Because you have grown all you can grow.... but I am still growing (about Mount Everest) Sir Edmund Hillary

The peasants of the Asturias believe that in every litter of wolves there is one pup that is killed by the mother for fear that on growing up it would devour the other little ones. Victor Hugo, "Les Miserables"

Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities. John A. Rassias

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