Arthur Christopher Benson

Arthur Christopher Benson

English essayist, poet, author and academic

Lived from: 1862-1925

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Arthur Christopher Benson

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    All the best stories in the world 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.
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    As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
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    Friend, of my infinite dreams Little enough endures; Little howe'er it seems, It is yours, all yours.
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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.
    Source: The Temple of Death
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    I believe in instinct, not in reason. When reason is right, nine times out of ten it is impotent, and when it prevails, nine times out of ten it is wrong.
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    I don't like authority, at least I don't like other people's authority.
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    I expect that all of us get pretty much what we deserve of appreciation.
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    It is often wonderful how putting down on paper a clear statement of a case helps one to see, not perhaps the way out, but the way in.
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    Many of our troubles arise from faculties unused.
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    One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
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    People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.
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    Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another.
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    The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortune, but its fears.
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    Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
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