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Matthew Arnold Quotes

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.

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

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

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

Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.