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It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded.
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W. Somerset Maugham

English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)

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