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In youth men are apt to write more wisely than they really know or feel and the remainder of life may be not idly spent in realizing and convincing themselves of the wisdom which they uttered long ago.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne

United States writer of novels and short stories mostly on moral themes (1804-1864)

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