Matthew Arnold Quotes

Peace, peace is what I seek and public calm, Endless extinction of unhappy hates.

Matthew Arnold

But each day brings its petty dust Our soon-chokd souls to fill, And we forget because we must, And not because we will.

Matthew Arnold

The kings of modern thought are dumb.

Matthew Arnold

For rigorous teachers seized my youth, And purged its faith, and trimmd its fire, Showd me the high white star of Truth, There bade me gaze, and there aspire.

Matthew Arnold

Sanity that is the great virtue of the ancient literature; the want of that is the great defect of the modern, in spite of its variety and power.

Matthew Arnold

I am past thirty, and three parts iced over.

Matthew Arnold

How thick the bursts come crowding through the leaves! Again thou hearest? Eternal passion! Eternal pain!

Matthew Arnold

Strew on her roses, roses, And never a spray of yew. In quiet she reposes: Ah! would that I did too.

Matthew Arnold

To thee only God granted A heart ever new: To all always open; To all always true.

Matthew Arnold

What actions are the most excellent? Those, certainly, which most powerfully appeal to the great primary human affections: to those elementary feelings which subsist permanently in the race, and which are independent of time. These feelings are permanent and the same; that which interests them is permanent and the same also.

Matthew Arnold

We, in some unknown Power's employ, Move on a rigorous line; Can neither, when we will, enjoy, Nor, when we will, resign.

Matthew Arnold

Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he Who finds himself, loses his misery.

Matthew Arnold

Yes: in the sea of life enisld, With echoing straits between us thrown, Dotting the shoreless watery wild, We mortal millions live alone.

Matthew Arnold

Calm soul of all things! make it mine To feel, amid the citys jar, That there abides a peace of thine, Man did not make, and cannot mar.

Matthew Arnold

We cannot kindle when we will The fire that in the heart resides, The spirit bloweth and is still, In mystery our soul abides; But tasks, in hours of insight willed, Can be through hours of gloom fulfilled.

Matthew Arnold

Ennobling this dull pomp, the life of kings, By contemplation of diviner things.

Matthew Arnold

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