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A. C. Benson Quotes

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The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes,
but its fears.
- A. C. Benson

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
- A. C. Benson

Man, an animal that makes bargains.
- A. C. Benson

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

I read the newspaper avidly.
It is my one form of continuous fiction.
- A. C. Benson

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

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

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

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

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The worst prison would be a closed heart.
- Pope John Paul II

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

A true friend sees the good in everything,
and brings out the best in the worst of things.
- Sasha Azevedo

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your worst days are never so bad
that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.
And your best days are never so good
that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
- Anonymous

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The worst part of success is to try to find
someone who is happy for you.
- Bette Midler

Oh no, I can't do anything to the death.
Doctor's orders. You see, I have this ulcer condition,
and death is the worst thing for it.
- the movie Love and Death

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
-Don Miguel Ruiz

Power is always dangerous.
Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
- Edward Abbey

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world,
and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
- Winston Churchill

The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.
- Cyril Connolly

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
- William Penn

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state,
an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

If it turns out that there IS a God,
I don't think that he's evil.
I think that the worst you can say about him
is that basically he's an underachiever.
- the movie Love and Death

The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness
that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Remote villages and communities have lost their identity,
and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations,
the automobile.
- James Norman Hall

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy,
is government.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

Shareware tends to combine the worst of commercial
software with the worst of free software.
- Linus Torvalds

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government,
except all the others that have been tried.
- Winston Churchill

The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts,
but men of brains who will not face them.
- Max Eastman

Ugly.
Is irrelevant.
It is an immeasurable insult to a woman,
and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman.
But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
- Margaret Cho

Football combines the two worst things about America:
it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George Will

Republicans use think tanks to come up with a lot of their messages.
The think tanks are the single worst,
most undisciplined example of communication I've ever seen.
- Frank Luntz

There is something supremely reassuring about television;
the worst is always yet to come.
- Jack Gould

I just try to get out of my own way because if anyone
is their own worst enemy,
it's usually you.
- Taylor Dayne

There is so much good in the worst of us,
and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behaves
any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
- James Truslow Adams

The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority.
- Henrik Ibsen

The worst thing one can do is not to try,
to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it,
to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something
could have materialized -
never knowing.
- Jim Rohn

There are a lot of people out there who think that I am their worst enemy,
and I don't even care if these people exist.
- Boyd Rice

We live in the best place on earth but at times the worst.
- Daley Thompson

The worst men often give the best advice.
- Francis Bacon

Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one
which makes him out to be a rational animal.
- Anatole France

We should expect the best and the worst of mankind,
as from the weather.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure
were inflicted by bad governments.
- Ludwig von Mises

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
- Aristotle

Spring and summer 1942 was probably the worst period
of internal terror in Slovakia.
It was also the time of mass deportation of Slovak
Jews to the extermination camps in Poland.
- Alexander Dubcek

When I like someone a lot, I get scared that I'll let them down.
My fear of sucking is worst when I feel like someone thinks I'm good.
- Casey Affleck

I'm my own worst critic and I think everyone in the band is a perfectionist.
- Adam Jones


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