Matthew Arnold

1822 - 1888

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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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on emotion, meaning, morality, and religion

The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Literature and Dogma, preface to 1883 edition, last words

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on death, life, and soul

When Byron's eyes were shut in death, We bow'd our head and held our breath. He taught us little; but our soul Had felt his like a thunder roll. . . . We watch'd the fount of fiery life Which serv'd for that Titanic life.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Memorial Verses

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on birth, earth, heart, and tears

He spoke, and loos'd our heart in tears. He laid us as we lay at birth On the cool flowery lap of earth.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Memorial Verses

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on force, mind, power, sage, and time

Time may restore us in his course Goethe's sage mind and Byron's force: But where will Europe's latter hour Again find Wordsworth's healing power?

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Memorial Verses

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on mountains

His expression may often be called bald . . . but it is bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: preface to Poems of Wordsworth

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on force and world

Force and right are the governors of this world; force till right is ready.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on age and common sense

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: God and the Bible, 1875

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on age, dawn, and sage

Years hence, perhaps, may dawn an age, More fortunate, alas! than we, Which without hardness will be sage, And gay without frivolity.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: The Grande Chartreuse

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