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Arnold Bennett

Its easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
Arnold Bennett
Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ like, all embracing compassion.
Arnold Bennett passion
Slumps are like a soft bed. Theyre easy to get into and hard to get out of.
Arnold Bennett
A first-rate Organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.
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And yet, demanded Councilor Barlow, whats he done Has he ever done a days work in his life What great cause is he identified with Hes identified, said the first speaker, with the great cause of cheering us all up.
Arnold Bennett life
It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior imapartiality.
Arnold Bennett god
The real tradegy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort-he never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature.
Arnold Bennett life
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all cost of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
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No mind, however loving, could bear to see plainly into all the recesses of another mind.
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Its language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate.
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It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is best from the top.
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Journalists say a thing that they know isn’t true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.
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Any change, even change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
Arnold Bennett change
It is difficult to make a reputation, but it is even more difficult seriously to mar a reputation once properly made - so faithful is the public
Arnold Bennett faith
We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going... Concentrate on something useful.
Arnold Bennett time
Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
Arnold Bennett optimism
The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them
Arnold Bennett parents
Well, my deliberate opinion is - its a jolly strange world.
Arnold Bennett world
Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
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Literature exists so that where one man has lived finely ten thousand may afterward live finely
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Anthology construction is one of the pleasantest hobbies that a person who is not mad about golf and bridge - that is to say, a thinking person - can possibly have
Arnold Bennett thinking
There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.
Arnold Bennett truth
The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature
Arnold Bennett life
The moment youre born youre done for.
Arnold Bennett men
The price of justice is eternal publicity
Arnold Bennett justice
We need a sense of the value of time - that is, of the best way to divide ones time into ones various activities.
Arnold Bennett time
A cause may be inconvenient, but its magnificent. Its like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.
Arnold Bennett
A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.
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Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.
Arnold Bennett
Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.
Arnold Bennett time
Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.
Arnold Bennett culture
If egotism means a terrific interest in ones self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.
Arnold Bennett living
It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.
Arnold Bennett
Journalists say a thing that they know isnt true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.
Arnold Bennett hope
Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.
Arnold Bennett mother
Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality.
Arnold Bennett reality
The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is.
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To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.
Arnold Bennett truth
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission
Arnold Bennett mind
It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.
Arnold Bennett pain
It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
Arnold Bennett god
All wrong-doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do
Arnold Bennett belief
A sense of the value of time - that is, of the best way to divide ones time into ones various activities - is an essential preliminary to efficient work; it is the only method of avoiding hurry
Arnold Bennett time
Women are strange and incomprehensible, a device invented by Providence to keep the wit of man well sharpened by constant employment
Arnold Bennett women
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
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Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
Arnold Bennett life
Make love to every woman you meet; if you get five per cent of your outlay its a good investment.
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