Matthew Arnold
Middlesex / England

Quotes

11 November 2014
The working-class ... is now issuing from its hiding-place to assert an Englishman's heaven-born privilege of doing as he likes, and is beginning to perplex us by marching where it likes, meeting where it likes, bawling what it likes, breaking what it likes.
11 November 2014
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
11 November 2014
The discipline of the Old Testament may be summed up as a discipline teaching us to abhor and flee from sin; the discipline of the New Testament, as a discipline teaching us to die to it.
11 November 2014
One has often wondered whether upon the whole earth there is anything so unintelligent, so unapt to perceive how the world is really going, as an ordinary young Englishman of our upper class.
11 November 2014
Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
11 November 2014
Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.
11 November 2014
Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.
11 November 2014
The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
11 November 2014
Let the long contention cease! Geese are swans, and swans are geese. Let them have it how they will! Thou art tired; best be still.

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