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A collection of quotes and thoughts by A. C. Benson on essays, books, art, beautiful, grow, world, misfortunes, fiction, worst, age, emotions, ambitions, business and mind

13 Top A. C. Benson Quotes Wisdom, Art, Life, Change

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Famous As: English essayist

Born On: April 24, 1862

Died On: June 17, 1925

Died At Age: 63

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.
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Man, an animal that makes bargains.

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

A well begun is half ended.

A. C. Benson

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

A. C. Benson

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

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

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

A. C. Benson

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

A. C. Benson