Matthew Arnold

1822 - 1888

A Quote by Matthew Arnold on earth, perception, and world

One has often wondered whether upon the whole earth there is anything so unintelligent, so unapt to perceive how the world is really going, as an ordinary young Englishman of our upper class.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Culture and Anarchy

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on quiet

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Strew on her roses, roses, And never a spray of yew! In quiet she reposes; Ah, would that I did too!

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Requiescat.

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on culture, god, reason, and words

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 (1822 - 1888)

Source: Culture and Anarchy. P. 8.

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold

He bears the seed of ruin in himself.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Merope

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on misery

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Resolve to be thyself: and know that he Who finds himself loses his misery.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Self Dependence

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on deed, heaven, and life

Thou waitest for the spark from heaven! and we, Light half-believers in our casual deeds . . . Who hesitate and falter life away, And lose tomorrow the ground won today- Ah, do not we, Wanderer, await it too?

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: The Scholar-Gypsy

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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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