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" for life in general there is but one decree. Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret. Do not suppose,' he added, smiling, 'that I hold that youth is genius; all that I say is, that genius, when young, is divine. Why, the greatest captains... "
Young England: Being Vivian Grey, Coningsby, Sybil, Tancred - Page 144
by Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield) - 1904
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The Works of Benjamin Disraeli: Coningsby, v. 1

Edmund Gosse, Robert Arnot - 1904
...they want experience,' said Coningsby; 'and when they have gained experience, they want energy.' '59 'Great men never want experience,' said the stranger....Lepanto at twenty-five, the greatest battle of modern times; had it not been for the jealousy of Philip, the next year he would have been Emperor of Mauritania....
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Greatness: Who Makes History and why

Dean Keith Simonton - Psychology - 1994 - 502 pages
...both conquered Italy at five-and-twenty! Youth, extreme youth, overthrew the Persian Empire. Don Juan of Austria won Lepanto at twenty-five, the greatest battle of modern time . . . Gaston de Foix was only twenty-two when he stood a victor on the plain of Ravenna. Every one...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volumes 119-120

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, William Harrison Ainsworth, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood - 1860
..." Why, the greatest captains of ancient and modern times both conquered Italy at five-and-tweuty ! Youth, extreme youth, overthrew the Persian Empire....Lepanto at twenty-five — the greatest battle of modern times ; had it not been for the jealousy of Philip, the next year he would have been Emperor of Mauritania."...
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Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine, Volume 20

1886
...divine. Why, the greatest captains of ancient and modern times both conquered Italy at flve-and-twenty ! Youth, extreme youth, overthrew the Persian Empire....Lepanto at twenty-five— the greatest battle of modern times ; had it not been for the jealousy of Philip, the nest year he would have been Emperor of Mauritania....
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