William Morris - Quotes

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The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.

I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die. ---->>>

Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.

Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.

No man is good enough to be another's master.

No man is good enough to be another's master.

The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make. ---->>>

History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.

History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.

Give me love and work - these two only. ---->>>

It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last. ---->>>

If you cannot learn to love real art, at least learn to hate sham art and reject it. ---->>>

I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name. ---->>>

The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough? ---->>>

A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.

A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: March 24, 1834
Birthplace: Walthamstow, Essex, England
Die: October 3, 1896
Occupation: Designer
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William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant role in propagating the early socialist movement in Britain (wikipedia)