William Morris Quotes

Top 55 wise famous quotes and sayings by William Morris

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William Morris quotes: Free men must live simple lives and have simple pleasures. Free men must live simple lives and have simple pleasures.
William Morris quotes: We are only the trustees for those who come after us. We are only the trustees for those who come after us.
William Morris quotes: Nothing useless can be truly beautiful. Nothing useless can be truly beautiful.
William Morris quotes: The greatest foe to art is luxury, art cannot live in its atmosphere. The greatest foe to art is luxury, art cannot live in its atmosphere.
William Morris quotes: For hope is dead, for hope is dead. For hope is dead, for hope is dead.
William Morris quotes: Art made by the people for the people, as a joy to the maker and the user, Art made by the people for the people, as a joy to the maker and the user,
William Morris quotes: What is an artist but a workman who is determined that, whatever else happens, his work shall be excellent? What is an artist but a workman who is determined that, whatever else happens, his work shall be excellent?
William Morris quotes: Give me love and work - these two only. Give me love and work - these two only.
William Morris quotes: The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough? The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough?
William Morris quotes: Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung. Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.
William Morris quotes: Talk of inspiration is sheer nonsense; there is to such thing. It is mere a matter of craftsmanship. Talk of inspiration is sheer nonsense; there is to such thing. It is mere a matter of craftsmanship.
William Morris quotes: I can see myself still myself all along the way I have gone. - Lady Abundance I can see myself still myself all along the way I have gone. - Lady Abundance
William Morris quotes: I half wish that I had not been born with a sense of romance and beauty in this accursed age. I half wish that I had not been born with a sense of romance and beauty in this accursed age.
William Morris quotes: The wind is not helpless for any man's need, Nor falleth the rain but for thistle and weed. The wind is not helpless for any man's need, Nor falleth the rain but for thistle and weed.
William Morris quotes: No man is good enough to be another's master. No man is good enough to be another's master.
William Morris quotes: Count on, rest not, for hope is dead. Count on, rest not, for hope is dead.
William Morris quotes: Ornamental pattern work, to be raised above the contempt of reasonable men, must possess three qualities: beauty, imagination and order. Ornamental pattern work, to be raised above the contempt of reasonable men, must possess three qualities: beauty, imagination and order.
William Morris quotes: All rooms ought to look as if they were lived in, and to have so to say, a friendly welcome ready for the incomer. All rooms ought to look as if they were lived in, and to have so to say, a friendly welcome ready for the incomer.
William Morris quotes: No pattern should be without some sort of meaning. No pattern should be without some sort of meaning.
William Morris quotes: The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
William Morris quotes: Don't think too much of style. Don't think too much of style.
William Morris quotes: If we feel the least degradation in being amorous, or merry or hungry, or sleepy, we are so far bad animals & miserable men. If we feel the least degradation in being amorous, or merry or hungry, or sleepy, we are so far bad animals & miserable men.
William Morris quotes: When Socialism comes, it may be in such a form that we won't like it. When Socialism comes, it may be in such a form that we won't like it.
William Morris quotes: My work is the embodiment of dreams in one form or another. My work is the embodiment of dreams in one form or another.
William Morris quotes: The heart desires, the hand refrains. The Godhead fires, the soul attains. The heart desires, the hand refrains. The Godhead fires, the soul attains.
William Morris quotes: If a chap can't compose an epic poem while he's weaving tapestry, he had better shut up, he'll never do any good at all. If a chap can't compose an epic poem while he's weaving tapestry, he had better shut up, he'll never do any good at all.
William Morris quotes: Earth, left silent by the wind of night,Seems shrunken 'neath the gray unmeasured height. Earth, left silent by the wind of night,Seems shrunken 'neath the gray unmeasured height.
William Morris quotes: If i were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for, I should answer, A beautiful House. If i were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for, I should answer, A beautiful House.
William Morris quotes: From out the throng and stress of lies, from out the painful noise of sighs, one voice of comfort seems to rise: It is the meaner part that dies. From out the throng and stress of lies, from out the painful noise of sighs, one voice of comfort seems to rise: It is the meaner part that dies.
William Morris quotes: As to the garden, it seems to me its chief fruit is-blackbirds. As to the garden, it seems to me its chief fruit is-blackbirds.
William Morris quotes: History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created. History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.
William Morris quotes: It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last. It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.
William Morris quotes: To happy folkAll heaviest words no more of meaning bearThan far-off bells saddening the Summer air. To happy folkAll heaviest words no more of meaning bearThan far-off bells saddening the Summer air.
William Morris quotes: Nothing should be made by man's labour which is not worth making, or which must be made by labour degrading to the makers. Nothing should be made by man's labour which is not worth making, or which must be made by labour degrading to the makers.
William Morris quotes: Let tomorrow cross its own rivers. Let tomorrow cross its own rivers.
William Morris quotes: The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make. The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.
William Morris quotes: There is no excuse for doing anything which is not strikingly beautiful. There is no excuse for doing anything which is not strikingly beautiful.
William Morris quotes: Late February days; and now, at last,Might you have thought thatWinter's woe was past;So fair the sky was and so soft the air. Late February days; and now, at last,
Might you have thought that
Winter's woe was past;
So fair the sky was and so soft the air.
William Morris quotes: Death have we hated, knowing not what it meant; Life we have loved, through green leaf and through sere, Though still the less we knew of its intent. Death have we hated, knowing not what it meant; Life we have loved, through green leaf and through sere, Though still the less we knew of its intent.
William Morris quotes: Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful- 1834 Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful- 1834
William Morris quotes: It is for him that is lonely or in prison to dream of fellowship, but for him that is of a fellowship to do and not to dream. It is for him that is lonely or in prison to dream of fellowship, but for him that is of a fellowship to do and not to dream.
William Morris quotes: Speak but one word to me. Speak but one word to me.
William Morris quotes: A world made to be lost, -A bitter life 'twixt pain and nothing tost. A world made to be lost, -A bitter life 'twixt pain and nothing tost.