A. C. Benson

A. C. Benson

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: April 24, 1862
Died: June 17, 1925
Birth Sign: Taurus

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When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.

A well begun is half ended.

All the best stories are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.

Man, an animal that makes bargains.

I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.

I have always loved cashmere and knitwear is the first thing I'm drawn to when shopping - even if I don't need any. Claudia Schiffer

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Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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