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Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
Books are not men and yet they are alive, they are man's memory and his aspiration, the link between his present and his past, the tools he builds with.
Books are not men and yet they are alive, they are man’s memory and his aspiration, the link between his present and his past, the tools he builds with.
There is a wilderness we walk alone however well-companioned.
There is a wilderness we walk alone however well-companioned.
Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
Truth is a hard deer to hunt. If you eat too much truth at once, you may die of the truth.
Truth is a hard deer to hunt. If you eat too much truth at once, you may die of the truth.
We cannot be a house divided - divided in will, divided in interest, divided in soul. We cannot be a house divided and live.
We cannot be a house divided – divided in will, divided in interest, divided in soul. We cannot be a house divided and live.
We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp names that never get fat.
I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp names that never get fat.
You work hard, and you'll rise. But, if you've got any foolish notions, just knock them on the head and forget them.
You work hard, and you’ll rise. But, if you’ve got any foolish notions, just knock them on the head and forget them.
Grant us brotherhood, not only for this day but for all our years - a brotherhood not of words but of acts and deeds.
Grant us brotherhood, not only for this day but for all our years – a brotherhood not of words but of acts and deeds.

17 Inspirational Stephen Vincent Benet Quotes About Life (SUCCESS)

“You can’t do business with a man who doesn’t know the meaning of a contract. You can’t do business with a firm who swears they’ll do one thing one day and does just the opposite the next. You can’t do business with a company who takes your goods on a cash basis and then pays you off in bum harmonicas.”

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Dreaming men are haunted men.
Dreaming men are haunted men.
There are many trials that seem hard to bear at first which prove true blessings later when we see of what false materials they were first composed.
There are many trials that seem hard to bear at first which prove true blessings later when we see of what false materials they were first composed.
Defeat is a fact and victory can be a fact. If the idea is good, it will survive defeat, it may even survive the victory.
Defeat is a fact and victory can be a fact. If the idea is good, it will survive defeat, it may even survive the victory.
One cannot balance tragedy in the scales unless one weighs it with the tragic heart.
One cannot balance tragedy in the scales unless one weighs it with the tragic heart.
A man with a mouth like a mastiff, a brow like a mountain, and eyes like burning antracite - that was Dan'l Webster in his prime.
A man with a mouth like a mastiff, a brow like a mountain, and eyes like burning antracite – that was Dan’l Webster in his prime.
Money is sullen and wisdom is sly, but youth is the pollen that blows through the sky and does not ask why.
Money is sullen and wisdom is sly, but youth is the pollen that blows through the sky and does not ask why.
Technology will never rescue anyone from being a bad poet, but if you're good, it has the potential to do a lot of exciting things.
Technology will never rescue anyone from being a bad poet, but if you’re good, it has the potential to do a lot of exciting things.
You can't depend on the kind of folks people think they are - you've got to go by what they do. And I wouldn't give much for a man that some folks hadn't thought was a fool, in his time.
You can’t depend on the kind of folks people think they are – you’ve got to go by what they do. And I wouldn’t give much for a man that some folks hadn’t thought was a fool, in his time.
It is forbidden to go east, but I have gone, forbidden to go on the great river, but I am there. Open your hearts, you spirits, and hear my song.
It is forbidden to go east, but I have gone, forbidden to go on the great river, but I am there. Open your hearts, you spirits, and hear my song.
I admire the attention other writers can give to the world we're walking in.
I admire the attention other writers can give to the world we’re walking in.
Trouble with women. Can't do any art and be married if you're in love with your wife.
Trouble with women. Can’t do any art and be married if you’re in love with your wife.
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.
We do not fight for the real but for shadows we make.
We do not fight for the real but for shadows we make.
Life was a storm to wander through.
Life was a storm to wander through.
In that faith let us march toward the clean world our hands can make.
In that faith let us march toward the clean world our hands can make.

“Grant us a common faith that man shall know bread and peace that he shall know justice and righteousness, freedom and security, an equal opportunity and an equal chance to do his best not only in our own lands, but throughout the world.”

Stephen Vincent Benet

Stephen Vincent Benet Short Biography

Born on 22 July 1898 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States, Stephen Vincent Benet was known for his short stories and his poetry.

As a child, Benet’s father would often read poetry to him and his siblings. This impacted him so much that at the age of 17 Benet published his first book.

Benet was a student at Yale University, but his studies had been cut short due to the war. He received an M.A. degree when the war had ended.

Benet would also contribute writings to Time magazine during its early years. In 1928, Benet published his most well-known and most popularly read poem entitled John Brown’s Body.

The epic poem was so well received and masterful that Benet received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1929. He received the same award again in 1944, a year after his death, for his work entitled Western Star.

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