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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:26
AUTHOR:Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)
QUOTATION:To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser.
ATTRIBUTION:ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, “Crabbed Age and Youth,” Virginibus Puerisque and Later Essays, p. 67 (1969). Written between 1874–1879.
SUBJECTS:Aged
WORKS:Robert Louis Stevenson Collection
 
 
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