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
Contributed by: Zaady
Was Christ a man like us?-Ah! let us try If we then, too, can be such men as he!
Source: The Better Part
Conduct is three-fourths of life and its largest concern.
Source: The Future
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.
Source: Essays in Criticism
One thing only has been lent to youth and age in common - discontent.
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.
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines, and Populace; and America is just ourselves, with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
Source: Culture and Anarchy
Force and right are the governors of this world; force till right is ready.
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
Source: God and the Bible, 1875
Years hence, perhaps, may dawn an age, More fortunate, alas! than we, Which without hardness will be sage, And gay without frivolity.
Source: The Grande Chartreuse
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