Matthew Arnold

1822 - 1888

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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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on life and world

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To hear the world applaud the hollow ghost Which blamed the living man.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Growing Old.

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on power, saints, and soul

The will is free; Strong is the soul, and wise, and beautiful; The seeds of godlike power are in us still; Gods are we, bards, saints, heroes, if we will!

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Written in a copy of Emerson’s Essays

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on corruption, guilt, soul, and strength

For this is the true strength of guilty kings, When they corrupt the souls of those they rule.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Merope

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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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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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