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Quotation by Samuel Butler
Sensible people get the greater part of their own dying done during their own lifetime. A man at five and thirty should no more regret not having had a happier childhood than he should regret not having been born a prince of the blood.
Samuel Butler (1835–1902), British author. First published in 1903. Ernest Pontifex, or The Way of All Flesh, ch. 24, p. 91, Houghton Mifflin (1964).
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