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All Quotes by author - Matthew Arnold
" And we forget because we must and not because we will. "
" Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur. "
" Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair. "
" Conduct is three-fourths of our life and its largest concern. "
" Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection. "
" Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world. "
" 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. "
" France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme. "
" Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of possessing greatness is that we excite love, interest and admiration. "
" Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties! "
" It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence. "
" 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. "
" Journalism is literature in a hurry. "
" Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play, Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away. "
" Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it. "
" Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly. "
" Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty. "
" Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things. "
" Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery. "
" Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair. "
" 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. "
" Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore. "
" The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next. "
" 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. "
" The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light. "
" The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion. "
" To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive. "
" Truth sits upon the lips of dying men. "
" Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge. "
" Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall. "
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