Matthew Arnold

1822 - 1888

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 nature and power

Nature herself seems, I say, to take the pen out of his hand, and to write for him with her own bare, sheer, penetrating power.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: preface to Poems of Wordsworth

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on fulfillment, gloom, heart, mystery, soul, and spirit

We cannot kindle when we will The fire which in the heart resides, The spirit bloweth and is still, In mystery our soul abides: But tasks in hours of insight will'd Can be through hours of gloom fulfill'd.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Morality, st. 1

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on books and wishes

But so many books thou readest, But so many schemes thou breedest, But so many wishes feedest, That thy poor head almost turns.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: The Second Best

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on christ and men

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Was Christ a man like us?-Ah! let us try If we then, too, can be such men as he!

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: The Better Part

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on concern and life

Conduct is three-fourths of life and its largest concern.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: The Future

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