A. C. Benson was a distinguished author, essayist, academic and poet. He also served as the 28th Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Besides being renowned for writing the lyrics of the song ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, Benson also penned down a number of ghost stories. He is also known to have shaped the modern development of Magdalene and served as the ‘Governor of Gresham’s School’. Born in a literary family where his brothers were renowned novelists, his inclination towards writing was more than obvious. Despite being famous as a prolific writer, a sizeable portion of his life was marred by spells of deep depression. He is known to have penned down diary entries that he recorded in approximately 180 notebooks in which he wrote his thoughts, opinions and viewpoints on subjects close to his heart. We have rounded up few famous quotable quotes and sayings by A. C. Benson that have been excerpted from his writings, diary entries, essays, poems, books, thoughts, stories and other works.
Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
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.