Arnold Bennett

Enoch Arnold Bennett (27 May 1867 - 27 March 1931) was an English novelist

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The moment you're born you're done for.
'And yet,' demanded Councilor Barlow, 'what's he done Has he ever done a day's work in his life What great cause is he identified with' 'He's identified,' said the first speaker, 'with the great cause of cheering us all up.'
A first-rate Organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.
A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating.
All wrong doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do.
Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
Any change, even for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
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.
Falsehood often lurks upon the tongue of him, who, by self-praise, seeks to enhance his value in the eyes of others.
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.
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.
It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior imapartiality.
It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.
Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
The price of justice is eternal publicity.
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.
The traveler, however virginal and enthusiastic, does not enjoy an unbroken ecstasy. He has periods of gloom, periods when he asks himself the object of all these exertions, and puts the question whether or not he is really experiencing pleasure. At such times he suspects that he is not seeing the right things, that the characteristic, the right aspects of these strange scenes are escaping him. He looks forward dully to the days of his holiday yet to pass, and wonders how he will dispose of them. He is disgusted because his money is not more, his command of the language so slight, and his capacity for enjoyment so limited.

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