'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.'Arnold Bennett
A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating.Arnold Bennett
Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.Arnold Bennett
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.Arnold Bennett
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.Arnold Bennett
Falsehood often lurks upon the tongue of him, who, by self-praise, seeks to enhance his value in the eyes of others.Arnold Bennett
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
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.Arnold Bennett
It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior imapartiality.Arnold Bennett
It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.Arnold Bennett
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.Arnold Bennett
The moment you're born you're done for.Arnold Bennett
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
A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.