I can scarcely, nowadays, endure the company of anybody under seventy. Young people compel one to look forward on a life full of effort. Old people permit one to look backward on a life whose effort is over and done with. That is reposeful.
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Source Notes: All Passion Spent (part 1) (1931). Mr. Bucktrout comments to Lady Slade that most people do not appreciate or achieve repose until old age "imposes" it upon them, and even then "half of them still sigh for the energy which once was theirs."
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