Matthew Arnold

1822 - 1888

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 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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