Matthew Arnold Quotes

Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of possessing greatness is that we excite love, interest and admiration.

Love Quotes, Spiritual Quotes, Greatness Quotes, Worth Quotes

Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.

Thought Quotes

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.

Love Quotes, Thought Quotes, Spring Quotes


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

Age Quotes, Common Sense Quotes, Thinking Quotes

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

Emotion Quotes, Religion Quotes

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

Knowledge Quotes, Faith Quotes, Practice Quotes

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.

Work Quotes, Creation Quotes, Literature Quotes, Power Quotes

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

Poetry Quotes

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

Life Quotes, Truth Quotes, Beauty Quotes, Criticism Quotes, Poetry Quotes

Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.

Love Quotes, Perfection Quotes

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

Character Quotes, Perfection Quotes

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

Perfection Quotes

Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.

Patience Quotes, Despair Quotes

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

Control Quotes, Mind Quotes, Nature Quotes

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

Mind Quotes

The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion.

Love Quotes

Journalism is literature in a hurry.

Literature Quotes

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

Life Quotes

Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall.

Heaven Quotes

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

Great Quotes, Happiness Quotes

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

Great Quotes, Art Quotes, Fame Quotes

Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair.

Despair Quotes

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.

Death Quotes

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

Belief Quotes

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

Truth Quotes