Top 13 A. C. Benson Quotes of 2020

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

― A. C. Benson

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

― A. C. Benson

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

― A. C. Benson

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

― A. C. Benson

“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.”

― A. C. Benson

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

― A. C. Benson

“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.”

― A. C. Benson

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

― A. C. Benson

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

― A. C. Benson

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

― A. C. Benson

“Man, an animal that makes bargains.”

― A. C. Benson

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

― A. C. Benson

“A well begun is half ended.”

― A. C. Benson
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