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In his inaugural address as 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama said: “We remain a young nation but, in the words of the Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.”

The words he quoted are from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. The whole passage he cites from runs thus: “When I was a child, I used to talk like a child and see things as a child does, and think like a child; but now that I have become an adult, it is time to set aside childish things.”

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