Facts about Matthew Arnold

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Matthew Arnold was a famous Poet from England, who lived between December 24, 1822 and April 15, 1888. He/she became 65 years old.

Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by Matthew, under the main topic Men.

Related authors: Charles Kingsley

Famous quotes by Matthew Arnold (30)


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"Truth sits upon the lips of dying men"
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"Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge"
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"Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore"
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"The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light"
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"Spare me the whispering, crowded room, the friends who come and gape and go, the ceremonious air of gloom - all, which makes death a hideous show"
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"Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery"
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"Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty"
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"Journalism is literature in a hurry"
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"Greatness is a spiritual condition"
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"Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world"
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"And we forget because we must and not because we will"
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"Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things"
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"Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!"
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"France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme"
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"For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment"
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"The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion"
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"The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next"
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"Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection"
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"The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion"
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"It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done"
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"It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence"
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"Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair"
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"Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly"
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"Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it"
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"Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play, Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away"
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"Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall"
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"To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive"
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"Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair"
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"Conduct is three-fourths of our life and its largest concern"
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"Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur"


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