Matthew Arnold Quotes

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Ah! two desires toss about The poet’s feverish blood. One drives him to the world without, And one to solitude.
– Matthew Arnold

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

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With close-lipped Patience for our only friend, Sad Patience, too near neighbor to Despair.
– 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.
– Matthew Arnold

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Journalism is literature in a hurry.
– Matthew Arnold

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The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
– Matthew Arnold

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Now the great winds shore wards blow; Now the salt tides seawards flow; Now the wild white horses play, Champ and chafe and toss in the spray.
– Matthew Arnold

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This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.
– Matthew Arnold

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Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
– Matthew Arnold

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Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
– Matthew Arnold

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