• At sixteen I was stupid, confused and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise, self-confident, prepossessing and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolescence?

    "Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, Second Edition". Book edited by William H. McNeill, Jerry Bentley and David Christian, April 30, 2010.
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