Great men have a dark chimerical prospect of retiring, which their circumstances will seldom permit them to execute, till they are forced to it.
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Source Notes: Maxims ("Retire") (1750), in The Works of George Savile, Marquis of Halifax, ed. Mark N. Brown, vol. 3 (1989.)
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