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Matthew Arnold quotes: Morality represents for everybody a thoroughly definite and ascertained idea: the idea of human conduct regulated in a certain manner. Morality represents for everybody a thoroughly definite and ascertained idea: the idea of human conduct regulated in a certain manner.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair. Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Creep into thy narrow bed, Creep, and let no more be said! Creep into thy narrow bed, Creep, and let no more be said!
Matthew Arnold quotes: The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion. The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall. Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall.
Matthew Arnold quotes: There is no better motto which it [culture] can have than these words of Bishop Wilson, "To make reason and the will of God prevail." There is no better motto which it [culture] can have than these words of Bishop Wilson, "To make reason and the will of God prevail."
Matthew Arnold quotes: Spare me the whispering, crowded room, the friends who come and gape and go, the ceremonious air of gloom - all, which makes death a hideous show. Spare me the whispering, crowded room, the friends who come and gape and go, the ceremonious air of gloom - all, which makes death a hideous show.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Goethe in Weimar sleeps, and Greece, Long since, saw Byron 's struggle cease. Goethe in Weimar sleeps, and Greece, Long since, saw Byron 's struggle cease.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Life is not having and getting, but being and becoming Life is not having and getting, but being and becoming
Matthew Arnold quotes: To hear the world applaud the hollow ghost Which blamed the living man. To hear the world applaud the hollow ghost Which blamed the living man.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore. Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Time, so complain'd of, Who to no one man Shows partiality, Brings round to all men Some undimm'd hours. Time, so complain'd of, Who to no one man Shows partiality, Brings round to all men Some undimm'd hours.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Nor bring, to see me cease to live,Some doctor full of phrase and fame,To shake his sapient head, and give The ill he cannot cure a name. Nor bring, to see me cease to live,
Some doctor full of phrase and fame,
To shake his sapient head, and give
The ill he cannot cure a name.
Matthew Arnold quotes: The grand stye arises in poetry, when a noble nature, poetically gifted, treats with simplicity or with severity a serious subject. The grand stye arises in poetry, when a noble nature, poetically gifted, treats with simplicity or with severity a serious subject.
Matthew Arnold quotes: To the Bible men will return; and why? Because they cannot do without it. To the Bible men will return; and why? Because they cannot do without it.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Culture is the passion for sweetness and light, and (what is more) the passion for making them prevail. Culture is the passion for sweetness and light, and (what is more) the passion for making them prevail.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Years hence, perhaps, may dawn an age, More fortunate, alas! than we, Which without hardness will be sage, And gay without frivolity. Years hence, perhaps, may dawn an age, More fortunate, alas! than we, Which without hardness will be sage, And gay without frivolity.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Journalism is literature in a hurry. Journalism is literature in a hurry.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Our inequality materializes our upper class, vulgarizes our middle class, brutalizes our lower class. Our inequality materializes our upper class, vulgarizes our middle class, brutalizes our lower class.
Matthew Arnold quotes: All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science. All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science.
Matthew Arnold quotes: The world hath failed to impart the joy our youth forebodes; failed to fill up the void which in our breasts we bear. The world hath failed to impart the joy our youth forebodes; failed to fill up the void which in our breasts we bear.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Let the long contention cease! / Geese are swans, and swans are geese. Let the long contention cease! / Geese are swans, and swans are geese.
Matthew Arnold quotes: For science, God is simply the stream of tendency by which all things seek to fulfill the law of their being. For science, God is simply the stream of tendency by which all things seek to fulfill the law of their being.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Calm's not life's crown, though calm is well. Calm's not life's crown, though calm is well.
Matthew Arnold quotes: I am a Liberal, yet I am a Liberal tempered by experience, reflexion, and renouncement, and I am, above all, a believer in culture. I am a Liberal, yet I am a Liberal tempered by experience, reflexion, and renouncement, and I am, above all, a believer in culture.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Grey time-worn marbles Hold the pure Muses. In their cool gallery, By yellow Tiber, They still look fair. Grey time-worn marbles Hold the pure Muses. In their cool gallery, By yellow Tiber, They still look fair.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge. Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Culture is both an intellectual phenomenon and a moral one Culture is both an intellectual phenomenon and a moral one
Matthew Arnold quotes: Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Nature herself seems, I say, to take the pen out of his hand, and to write for him with her own bare, sheer, penetrating power. Nature herself seems, I say, to take the pen out of his hand, and to write for him with her own bare, sheer, penetrating power.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit. Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.
Matthew Arnold quotes: It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done. It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Now the great winds shoreward blow Now the salt tides seaward flow Now the wild white horses play Champ and chafe and toss in the spray. Now the great winds shoreward blow Now the salt tides seaward flow Now the wild white horses play Champ and chafe and toss in the spray.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Once read thy own breast right, And thou hast done with fears. Once read thy own breast right, And thou hast done with fears.
Matthew Arnold quotes: The heart less bounding at emotion new, The hope, once crushed, less quick to spring again. The heart less bounding at emotion new, The hope, once crushed, less quick to spring again.
Matthew Arnold quotes: What is it to grow old? Is it to lose the glory of the form, The lustre of the eye? Is it for Beauty to forego her wreath? Yes; but What is it to grow old? Is it to lose the glory of the form, The lustre of the eye? Is it for Beauty to forego her wreath? Yes; but not this alone.
Matthew Arnold quotes: And long we try in vain to speak and act Our hidden self, and what we say and do Is eloquent, is well but 'tis not true! And long we try in vain to speak and act Our hidden self, and what we say and do Is eloquent, is well
but 'tis not true!
Matthew Arnold quotes: For poetry the idea is everything; the rest is a world of illusion. For poetry the idea is everything; the rest is a world of illusion.
Matthew Arnold quotes: To thee only God granted A heart ever new: To all always open; To all always true. To thee only God granted A heart ever new: To all always open; To all always true.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Where great whales come sailing by, Sail and sail, with unshut eye, Round the world for ever and aye. Where great whales come sailing by, Sail and sail, with unshut eye, Round the world for ever and aye.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Saw life steadily and saw it whole. Saw life steadily and saw it whole.
Matthew Arnold quotes: For eager teachers seized my youth, pruned my faith and trimmed my fire. Showed me the high, white star of truth, there bade me gaze and there aspire. For eager teachers seized my youth, pruned my faith and trimmed my fire. Showed me the high, white star of truth, there bade me gaze and there aspire.
Matthew Arnold quotes: We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I do not know. We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I do not know.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Coleridge: poet and philosopher wrecked in a mist of opium. Coleridge: poet and philosopher wrecked in a mist of opium.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Cutlure looks beyond machinery, culture hates hatred; culture has one great passion, - the passion for sweetness and light. Cutlure looks beyond machinery, culture hates hatred; culture has one great passion, - the passion for sweetness and light.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Nothing could moderate, in the bosom of the great English middle class, their passionate, absorbing, almost blood-thirsty clinging to life. Nothing could moderate, in the bosom of the great English middle class, their passionate, absorbing, almost blood-thirsty clinging to life.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Ah! two desires toss about The poet's feverish blood; One drives him to the world without, And one to solitude. Ah! two desires toss about The poet's feverish blood; One drives him to the world without, And one to solitude.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
Matthew Arnold quotes: The kings of modern thought are dumb. The kings of modern thought are dumb.
Matthew Arnold quotes: But there remains the question: what righteousness really is. The method and secret and sweet reasonableness of Jesus. But there remains the question: what righteousness really is. The method and secret and sweet reasonableness of Jesus.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Say, has some wet bird-haunted English lawn Lent it the music of its trees at dawn? Say, has some wet bird-haunted English lawn Lent it the music of its trees at dawn?
Matthew Arnold quotes: The bent of our time is towards science, towards knowing things as they are ... The bent of our time is towards science, towards knowing things as they are ...
Matthew Arnold quotes: And that sweet city with her dreaming spires, She needs not June for beauty's heightening ... And that sweet city with her dreaming spires,
She needs not June for beauty's heightening ...
Matthew Arnold quotes: Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it. Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Life is the application of noble and profound ideas to life. Life is the application of noble and profound ideas to life.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Cruel, but composed and bland,Dumb, inscrutable and grand,So Tiberius might have sat,Had Tiberius been a cat. Cruel, but composed and bland,
Dumb, inscrutable and grand,
So Tiberius might have sat,
Had Tiberius been a cat.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Business could not make dull, nor passion wild; Who saw life steadily, and saw it whole. Business could not make dull, nor passion wild; Who saw life steadily, and saw it whole.
Matthew Arnold quotes: I do not believe today everything I believed yesterday I wonder will I believe tomorrow everything I believe today. I do not believe today everything I believed yesterday I wonder will I believe tomorrow everything I believe today.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Man errs not that he deems His welfare his true aim, He errs because he dreams The world does but exist that welfare to bestow. Man errs not that he deems His welfare his true aim, He errs because he dreams The world does but exist that welfare to bestow.
Matthew Arnold quotes: He spoke, and loos'd our heart in tears. He laid us as we lay at birth On the cool flowery lap of earth. He spoke, and loos'd our heart in tears. He laid us as we lay at birth On the cool flowery lap of earth.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Man must begin, know this, where Nature ends; Nature and man can never be fast friends. Fool, if thou canst not pass her, rest her slave! Man must begin, know this, where Nature ends; Nature and man can never be fast friends. Fool, if thou canst not pass her, rest her slave!
Matthew Arnold quotes: Truth sits upon the lips of dying men. Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Sanity that is the great virtue of the ancient literature; the want of that is the great defect of the modern, in spite of its variety and power. Sanity
that is the great virtue of the ancient literature; the want of that is the great defect of the modern, in spite of its variety and power.
Matthew Arnold quotes: The governing idea of Hellenism is spontaneity of consciousness ; that of Hebraism, strictness of conscience . The governing idea of Hellenism is spontaneity of consciousness ; that of Hebraism, strictness of conscience .
Matthew Arnold quotes: Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty. Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
Matthew Arnold quotes: Everything in our political life tends to hide from us that there is anything wiser than our ordinary selves. Everything in our political life tends to hide from us that there is anything wiser than our ordinary selves.