Matthew Arnold

1822 - 1888

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 journalism and literature

Journalism is literature in a hurry.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on culture, thought, and world

Culture is "to know the best that has been said and thought in the world."

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on contentment, culture, and defense

'He knows', says Hebraism, 'his Bible!'-whenever we hear this said, we may, without any elaborate defense of culture, content ourselves with answering simply: 'No man, who knows nothing else, knows even his Bible.'

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Culture and Anarchy

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on earth, impulses, laws, men, and nature

Nature's great law, and the law of all men's minds? To its own impulse every creature stirs: Live by thy light, and Earth will live by hers.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Religious Isolation

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold

Too fast we live, too much are tried, Too harass'd, to attain Wordsworth's sweet calm, or Goethe's wide And luminous view to gain.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Memory of the Author of Obermann

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