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Arnold Bennett

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day (A Classic Guide to Self-Improvement)

  • faizamaalimhas quoted9 years ago
    Mind control is the first element of a full existence.
  • Valeria grhas quoted5 years ago
    In the realm of time there is no aristocracy of wealth, and no aristocracy of intellect.
  • Agila Tanirbergenovahas quoted8 years ago
    Can you deny that when you have something definite to look forward to at eventide, something that is to employ all your energy—the thought of that something gives a glow and a more intense vitality to the whole day?
  • appiahk4has quoted8 years ago
    But there are degrees. A man may desire to go to Mecca. His conscience tells him that he ought to go to Mecca. He fares forth, either by the aid of Cook's, or unassisted; he may probably never reach Mecca; he may drown before he gets to Port Said; he may perish ingloriously on the coast of the Red Sea; his desire may remain eternally frustrate. Unfulfilled aspiration may always trouble him. But he will not be tormented in the same way as the man who, desiring to reach Mecca, and harried by the desire to reach Mecca, never leaves Brixton.
  • babykay94has quoted9 years ago
    Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own
  • Sanjay Bajajhas quoted7 years ago
    Lie down again and resume the uneasy doze which you call your existence.
  • Katya Kovalyovahas quoted5 years ago
    You wake up in the morning, and lo! your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life!
  • brick ganahas quoted6 years ago
    If you are not prepared for discouragements and disillusions; if you will not be content with a small result for a big effort, then do not begin.
  • Togzhan Khibatovahas quoted7 years ago
    Now the great and profound mistake which my typical man makes in regard to his day is a mistake of general attitude, a mistake which vitiates and weakens two-thirds of his energies and interests.
  • appiahk4has quoted8 years ago
    The proper, wise balancing of one's whole life may depend upon the feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour.
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