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NUMBER: 2098
AUTHOR: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)
QUOTATION: Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.
ATTRIBUTION: GEORGE BERNARD SHAW,Maxims for Revolutionists,” appendix 2 to Man and Superman, in his Selected Plays with Prefaces, vol. 3, p. 742 (1948).