Quotation by Willa Cather

The world is always full of brilliant youth which fades into grey and embittered middle age: the first flowering takes everything. The great men are those who have developed slowly, or who have been able to survive the glamour of their early florescence and to go on learning from life.
Willa Cather (1873–1947), U.S. novelist. Originally published in The Saturday Review of Literature (June 6, 1936). "Joseph and His Brothers," repr. In Not Under Forty, Knopf (1936).
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