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J. D. Salinger

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The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
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This is a statement of Wilhelm Stekel, which is quoted and correctly attributed by the character Mr. Antolini in chapter 24 of Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye.

 
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