Quotes by Matthew Arnold

Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.

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

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

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

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

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

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

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