Growing Families Quotes

The trick is growing up without growing old.

Casey Stengel

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.


One of the best parts of growing older? You can flirt all you like since youĂ­ve become harmless.

Liz Smith

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

John J. Plomp

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

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

Chili Davis

The sum of intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.


There are compensations for growing older. One is the realization that to be sporting isn't at all necessary. It is a great relief to reach this stage of wisdom.

Cornelius Otis Skinner

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyse your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.

Leo F. Buscaglia

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

Chinese Proverb

Like any other living, growing thing, love requires effort to keep it healthy.

Leo F. Buscaglia

The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary.

Thomas Edison

In such a world as ours the idle man is not so much a biped as a bivalve; and the wealth which breeds idleness, of which the English peerage is an example, and of which we are beginning to abound in specimens in this country, is only a sort of human oyster bed, where heirs and heiresses are planted, to spend a contemptible life of slothfulness in growing plump and succulent for the grave-worms' banquet.

Horace Mann

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.

Teilhard de Chardin

Our growing ability to eliminate the slow-moving aspects of entertainment and go hopping from one peak to another is not without cost. Stand-up comics, movie-makers and others who earn their living entertaining no longer "waste" time with setups and plot development, lest we reach for the remote and click them off our screen. The result is a loss of subtlety, anticipation and nuance and, in the process, a coarsening of our discourse.

William Raspberry

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