Matthew Arnold short quotes

Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.

Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light. ---->>>

Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.

Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.

It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence. ---->>>

The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion. ---->>>

Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery. ---->>>

Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties! ---->>>

To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.

To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.

Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty. ---->>>

Journalism is literature in a hurry.

Journalism is literature in a hurry.

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.

Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it. ---->>>

Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall. ---->>>

Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.

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. ---->>>

Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play, Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away. ---->>>

Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore. ---->>>

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

And we forget because we must and not because we will. ---->>>

France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme. ---->>>

Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair. ---->>>

Conduct is three-fourths of our life and its largest concern. ---->>>

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