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Too chaste an adolescence makes for a dissolute old age. It is doubtless easier to give up something one has known than something one imagines. It is not what one has done that one regrets here; but rather what one has not done and might have done.

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Source Notes: 1889-1949 ("21 January 1929"), trans. and ed. Justin O'Brien (1967).

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