Matthew Arnold

1822 - 1888

A Quote by Matthew Arnold on disease and life

This strange disease of modern life, With its sick hurry.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: The Scholar-Gipsy

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on despair, friendship, and patience

With close-lipp'd Patience for our only friend, Sad Patience, too near neighbour to Despair.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on peace and unhappiness

All this I bear, for, what I seek, I know: Peace, peace is what I seek, and public calm: Endless extinction of unhappy hates.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Merope

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on books and speech

He will find one English book and one only, where, as in the "Iliad" itself, perfect plainness of speech is allied with perfect nobleness; and that book is the Bible.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on perfection

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on children, inventions, mind, and people

Philistine must have originally meant, in the mind of those who invented the nickname, a strong, dogged, unenlightened opponent of the chosen people, of the children of the light.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Essays of Criticism. Heinrich Heine.

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold

Philistinism!-We have not the expression in English. Perhaps we have not the word because we have so much of the thing.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Essays of Criticism

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on criticism, life, and poetry

Poetry is at bottom a criticism of life.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on genius, energy, nations, poetry, and spirit

Genius is mainly an affair of energy, and poetry is mainly an affair of genius; therefore a nation whose spirit is characterized by energy may well be imminent in poetry - and we have Shakespeare.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on death and soul

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And see all sights from pole to pole, And glance, and nod, and hustle by; And never once possess our soul Before we die.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: A Southern Night

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