Matthew Arnold

1822 - 1888

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 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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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 criticism, learning, thought, and world

I am bound by my own definition of criticism: a disinterested endeavor to learn and propagate the best that is known and thought in the world.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Essays in Criticism

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on age, discontent, and youth

One thing only has been lent to youth and age in common - discontent.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on day and soul

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But each day brings its petty dust Our soon-chok'd souls to fill, And we forget because we must, And not because we will.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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