From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture.
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Maugham, W. Somerset. Cakes and Ale. William Heinemann; Garden City Publishing Co, 1930.
Maugham, W. Somerset. Cakes and Ale. Vintage; Reprint edition, 2000.