Young people have a marvellous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances. Even if they are unhappy—very unhappy—it is astonishing how easily they can be prevented from finding it out, or at any rate from attributing it to any other cause than their own sinfulness.
Authentication Score 3
Butler, Samuel. The Way of All Flesh. Grant Richards, 1903, ch. 6.
Butler, Samuel. The Way of All Flesh. Everyman's Library, 1993, ch. 6.