A.J. Cronin was born 19 July 1896, and died 6 January 1981
- Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.
- That is life… to begin again when everything is lost!
- Hell is that state where one has ceased to hope.
- Life is no straight and easy corridor along which we travel free and unhampered, but a maze of passages, through which we must seek our way, lost and confused, now and again checked in a blind alley.
- But always, if we have faith, a door will open for us, not perhaps one that we ourselves would ever have thought of, but one that will ultimately prove good for us
- Some temptations cannot be fought. One must close one’s mind and fly from them
- The virtue of all achievement is victory over oneself. Those who know this can never know defeat.
- No one in good faith can ever be lost.
- Nothing is more limiting than a closed circle of acquaintanceship where every avenue of conversation has been explored and social exchanges are fixed in a known routine.
Cronin was a Scottish novelist and physician. His best-known novels are The Citadel and The Stars Look Down, which were adapted for film.His novellaCountry Doctor was adapted for BBC radio and TV as Dr. Finlay’s Casebook.
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