A.A. Milne

Alan Alexander Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II.
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“Pooh, promise me you won’t forget about me, ever, not even when I’m a hundred.” Pooh thought for awhile, ”how old shall I be then?” “Ninety-nine, said Piglet. Pooh nodded, “I promise.”
Time is swift, it races by; Opportunities are born and die... Still you wait and will not try-- A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly.