50 Best Ann Landers Quotes About Maturity

Best Ann Landers Quotes About Maturity:

1- “At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” ~ Ann Landers

At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don't care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all

2- “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” ~ Ann Landers

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses

3- “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” ~ Ann Landers

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them

4- “In the end, it’s not what you do for your children but what you’ve taught them to do for themselves.” ~ Ann Landers

In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for themselves

5- “Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.” ~ Ann Landers

Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good

6- “Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you have always wanted to do but could not find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you do not think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You will look 10 years younger. Do not be afraid to say, I love you. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.” ~ Ann Landers

Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you have always wanted to do but could not find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you do not think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You will look 10 years younger. Do not be afraid to say, I love you. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world

7- “Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” ~ Ann Landers

Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head

8- “Problems are inevitable. Misery is a choice.” ~ Ann Landers

Problems are inevitable. Misery is a choice

9- “Imagine you had a bank that each morning credited your account with $1,440 – with one condition: whatever part of the $1,440 you failed to use during the day would be erased from your account, and no balance would be carried over. What would you do? You’d draw out every cent every day and use it to your best advantage. Well, you do have such a bank, and its name is time. Every morning, this bank credits you with 1,440 minutes. And it writes off as forever lost whatever portion you have failed to invest to good purpose.” ~ Ann Landers

Imagine you had a bank that each morning credited your account with $1,440 - with one condition: whatever part of the $1,440 you failed to use during the day would be erased from your account, and no balance would be carried over. What would you do? You'd draw out every cent every day and use it to your best advantage. Well, you do have such a bank, and its name is time. Every morning, this bank credits you with 1,440 minutes. And it writes off as forever lost whatever portion you have failed to invest to good purpose

10- “The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live.” ~ Ann Landers

The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live

11- “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” ~ Ann Landers

Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it

12- “Maturity is the ability to live in peace with that which we cannot change.” ~ Ann Landers

Maturity is the ability to live in peace with that which we cannot change

13- “Warmth, kindness, and friendship are the most yearned for commodities in the world. The person who can provide them will never be lonely.” ~ Ann Landers

Warmth, kindness, and friendship are the most yearned for commodities in the world. The person who can provide them will never be lonely

14- “The best way to find something you have lost is to buy a replacement.” ~ Ann Landers

The best way to find something you have lost is to buy a replacement

15- “No person ever died by drowning in their own sweat.” ~ Ann Landers

No person ever died by drowning in their own sweat

16- “If you want your children to listen, try talking softly – to someone else.” ~ Ann Landers

If you want your children to listen, try talking softly - to someone else

17- “Remember, it takes two to make an argument. The one who is wrong is the one who will be doing most of the talking.” ~ Ann Landers

Remember, it takes two to make an argument. The one who is wrong is the one who will be doing most of the talking

18- “A husband is a man who wishes he had as much fun when he goes on business trips as his wife thinks he does.” ~ Ann Landers

A husband is a man who wishes he had as much fun when he goes on business trips as his wife thinks he does

19- “At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” ~ Ann Landers

At every party there are two kinds of people - those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other

20- “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say “I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” Then repeat to yourself the most comforting of all words , “This too shall pass.”” ~ Ann Landers

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say “I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” Then repeat to yourself the most comforting of all words , “This too shall pass

21- “No one can take advantage of you without your permission.” ~ Ann Landers

No one can take advantage of you without your permission

22- “The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.” ~ Ann Landers

The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie

23- “People, like water, seek their own level.” ~ Ann Landers

People, like water, seek their own level

24- “Never let an opportunity pass to give a well-deserved compliment.” ~ Ann Landers

Never let an opportunity pass to give a well-deserved compliment

25- “Don’t give up. Keep going. there is always a chance that you stumble onto something terrific. I have never heard of anyone stumbling over anything while he was sitting down” ~ Ann Landers

Don't give up. Keep going. there is always a chance that you stumble onto something terrific. I have never heard of anyone stumbling over anything while he was sitting down

26- “Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.” ~ Ann Landers

Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised

27- “Make somebody happy today, and mind your own business” ~ Ann Landers

Make somebody happy today, and mind your own business

28- “It is a mark of a superior mind to be able to disagree without being disagreeable.” ~ Ann Landers

It is a mark of a superior mind to be able to disagree without being disagreeable

29- “When life’s problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate.” ~ Ann Landers

When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate

30- “My personal recipe for success is- Do what you love and don’t look at the clock.” ~ Ann Landers

My personal recipe for success is- Do what you love and don't look at the clock

31- “People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.” ~ Ann Landers

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim

32- “Many peo­ple know the price of every­thing and the value of noth­ing” ~ Ann Landers

Many peo­ple know the price of every­thing and the value of noth­ing

33- “Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.” ~ Ann Landers

Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley

34- “Maturity is the ability to control anger and settle differences without violence or destruction. The mature person can face unpleasantness, frustration, discomfort and defeat without collapsing or complaining. He/she knows he cannot have everything his/her own way every time. He/she is able to defer to circumstances, to other people-and to time. He/she knows when to compromise and is not too proud to do so.” ~ Ann Landers

Maturity is the ability to control anger and settle differences without violence or destruction. The mature person can face unpleasantness, frustration, discomfort and defeat without collapsing or complaining. He/she knows he cannot have everything his/her own way every time. He/she is able to defer to circumstances, to other people-and to time. He/she knows when to compromise and is not too proud to do so

35- “Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future and it doesn’t brood over the past.” ~ Ann Landers

Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future and it doesn't brood over the past

36- “If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don’t have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough.” ~ Ann Landers

If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don't have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it's not enough

37- “A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half.” ~ Ann Landers

A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half

38- “One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closest friends; if they seem OK, then you’re the one.” ~ Ann Landers

One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closest friends; if they seem OK, then you're the one

39- “A successful marriage is not a gift; it is an achievement.” ~ Ann Landers

A successful marriage is not a gift; it is an achievement

40- “One of the best ways to measure people is how they behave when something free is offered.” ~ Ann Landers

One of the best ways to measure people is how they behave when something free is offered

41- “Love is friendship that has caught fire. … Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future, and it doesn’t brood over the past. It’s the day-in and day-out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don’t have it, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough.” ~ Ann Landers

Love is friendship that has caught fire. … Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future, and it doesn't brood over the past. It's the day-in and day-out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it's not enough

42- “Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists.” ~ Ann Landers

Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists

43- “What the majority of American children needs is to stop being pampered, stop being indulged, stop being chauffeured, stop being catered to. In the final analysis, it is not what you do for you children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” ~ Ann Landers

What the majority of American children needs is to stop being pampered, stop being indulged, stop being chauffeured, stop being catered to. In the final analysis, it is not what you do for you children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings

44- “Don’t indulge in gossip. … People who throw mudballs always manage to end up getting a little on themselves.” ~ Ann Landers

Don't indulge in gossip. … People who throw mudballs always manage to end up getting a little on themselves

45- “The Lord gave us two ends – one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.” ~ Ann Landers

The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most

46- “The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.” ~ Ann Landers

The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead

47- “A cigarette is a roll of paper, tobacco, and drugs, with a small fire on one end and a large fool at the other. Some of its chief benefits are cancer of the lips and stomach, softening of the brain, funeral procesions, and families shrouded in gloom and grief. Although a great many people know this, they still smoke in order to appear sophisticated.” ~ Ann Landers

A cigarette is a roll of paper, tobacco, and drugs, with a small fire on one end and a large fool at the other. Some of its chief benefits are cancer of the lips and stomach, softening of the brain, funeral procesions, and families shrouded in gloom and grief. Although a great many people know this, they still smoke in order to appear sophisticated

48- “Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” ~ Ann Landers

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies

49- “Keep skid chains on your tongue. Say less than you think. Cultivate a pleasant voice. How you say it is often more important than what you say.” ~ Ann Landers

Keep skid chains on your tongue. Say less than you think. Cultivate a pleasant voice. How you say it is often more important than what you say

50- “Experience, they say, is the best teacher, but we get the grade first and the lesson later.” ~ Ann Landers

Experience, they say, is the best teacher, but we get the grade first and the lesson later