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65 Famous Quotes by Matthew Arnold
12/24/1822 - 4/15/1888
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Six years--six little years--six drops of time.

Time Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Mycerinus (st. 11)

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I must not say that she was true, Yet let me say that she was fair; And they, that lovely face who view, They should not ask if truth be there.

Beauty Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Euphrosyne

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[Oxford] Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs and unpopular names and impossible loyalties.

Failure Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Essays in Criticism (closing paragraph of preface)

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On Sundays, at the matin-chime, The Alpine peasants, two and three, Climb up here to pray; Burghers and dames, at summer's prime, Ride out to church from Chamberry, Dight with mantles gay, But else it is a lonely time Round the Church of Brou.

Sabbath Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: The Church of Brou (II, st. 3)

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On one she smiles, and he was blest; She smiles elsewhere--we make a din! But 'twas not love which heaved her breast, Fair child!--it was the bliss within.

Women Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Euphrosyne

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Joy comes and goes, hope ebbs and flows Like the wave; Change doth unknit the tranquil strength of men. Love tends life a little grace, A few sad smiles; and then, Both are laid in one cold place, In the grave.

Change Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: A Question (st. 1)

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Nature's great law, and law of all men's minds?-- To its own impulse every creature stirs; Live by thy light, and earth will live by hers!

Nature Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Religious Isolation (st. 4)

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The pursuit of the perfect, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.

Sweetness Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Culture and Anarchy

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Culture is the passion for sweetness and light, and (what is more) the passion for making them prevail.

Sweetness Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Literature and Dogma--Preface

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What is it to grow old? Is it to lose the glory of the form, The lustre of the eye? Is it for Beauty to forego her wreath? Yes; but not this alone.

Age Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Growing Old

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Children of men! the unseen Power, whose eye Forever doth accompany mankind, Hath look'd on no religion scornfully That men did ever find.

Religion Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Progress (st. 10)

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Odin, thou whirlwind, what a threat is this Thou threatenest what transcends thy might, even thine, For of all powers the mightiest far art thou, Lord over men on earth, and Gods in Heaven; Yet even from thee thyself hath been withheld One thing--to undo what thou thyself hast ruled.

Power Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Balder Dead--The Funeral

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The East bow'd low before the blast, In patient, deep disdain. She let the legions thunder past, And plunged in thought again.

Countries Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Obermann Once More (st. 28)

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If Paris that brief flight allow, My humble tomb explore! It bears: "Eternity, be thou My refuge!" and no more.

Epitaphs Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Epitaph

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No, no! The energy of life may be Kept on after the grave, but not begun; And he who flagg'd not in the earthly strife, From strength to strength advancing--only he His soul well-knit, and all his battles won, Mounts, and that hardly, to eternal life.

Immortality Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: Sonnet--Immortality

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Then gazing up 'mid the dim pillars high, The foliaged marble forest where ye lie, Hush, ye will say, it is eternity! This is the glimmering verge of heaven, and there The columns of the heavenly palaces.

Eternity Quotes, by Matthew Arnold , Source: The Tomb

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

Religion Quotes, by Matthew Arnold

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

Emotion` Quotes, by Matthew Arnold

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Journalism is literature in a hurry.

Journalism Quotes, by Matthew Arnold

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But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will.

Memory Quotes, by Matthew Arnold

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Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

Truth Quotes, by Matthew Arnold

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

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Matthew Arnold

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Every time the words "contrition" or "humility" drop from the lips of a prophet or psalmist, Christianity appears.

Christianity Quotes, by Matthew Arnold

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The seven works of bodily mercy be these: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked and the needy, harbour the houseless, comfort the sick, visit prisoners, bury the dead. The seven works of spiritual mercy be these: teach men the truth, counsel men to hold with Christ's law, chastise sinners by moderate reproving in charity, comfort sorrowful men by Christ's passion, forgive wrongs, suffer meekly reproofs for the right of God's law, pray heartily for friend and for foe. ... Middle English Sermons September 6, 2001 Commemoration of Allen Gardiner, founder of the South American Missionary Society, 1851 Commemoration of Albert Schweitzer, Teacher, Physician, Missionary, 1965 Of the access for us, at any rate, to the spirit of life -- us who were born in Christendom, and are in touch, conscious or unconscious, with Christianity -- this is the true account. Questions over which the churches spend so much labour and time -- questions about the Trinity, about the godhead of Christ, about the procession of the Holy Ghost -- are not vital; what is vital is the doctrine of access to the spirit of life through Christ.

Christianity Quotes, by Matthew Arnold

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One thing only has been lent to youth and age in common--discontent.

Discontent Quotes, by Matthew Arnold

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