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Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair. ...
by Matthew Arnold

Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

And we forget because we must and not because we will.
- Matthew Arnold

 

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

Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald,
with a baldness full of grandeur.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

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

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

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.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

Our society distributes itself into Barbarians,
Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves
with the Barbarians quite left out,
and the Populace nearly.
- Matthew Arnold

Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall.
- Matthew Arnold

Journalism is literature in a hurry.
- Matthew Arnold

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

France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme.
- Matthew Arnold

Greatness is a spiritual condition.
- Matthew Arnold

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

Still bent to make some port he knows not where,
still standing for some false impossible shore.
- Matthew Arnold

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.
- Matthew Arnold

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

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.
- Matthew Arnold

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

Choose a friend as thou dost a wife,
till death separate you.
- William Penn

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

O human beauty, what a dream art thou,
that we should cast our life and hopes away on thee!
- Barry Cornwall

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -
thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

Where thou art, that is home.
- Emily Dickinson

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Look within.
Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up,
if thou wilt ever dig.
- Marcus Aurelius

A book of verses underneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou.
- Edward Fitzgerald

O earth, what changes hast thou seen!
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Thou shalt not ration justice.
- Learned Hand

It behoves thee to love God wisely; and that may thou
not do but if thou be wise.
- Richard Rolle

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine,
love, thou art every day my Valentine!
- Thomas Hood

And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every
act of thy life as if it were the last.
- Marcus Aurelius

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.
- Omar Khayyam

London, thou art the flower of cities all!
- William Dunbar

Would it be possible that I should not in any degree
succeed? I can scarcely think so.
Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?
- John James Audubon

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself;
the true unhappiness is in doing it.
- Democritus

If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment:
"Thou shalt not ration justice."
- Sophocles

Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is
not quiet until it rests in Thee.
- Saint Augustine

And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek.
- Ben Jonson

Be patient, my soul: thou hath suffered worse than this.
- Thomas Holcroft

When ambitious desires arise in thy heart,
recall the days of extremity thou has passed through.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

Thou shalt not give birth reluctantly.
- Otto Rank

'Thou shalt not get found out' is not one of God's commandments;
and no man can be saved by trying to keep it.
- Leonard Bacon

Be not entangled in this world of days and nights;
Thou hast another time and space as well.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Be not affronted at a joke.
If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm,
unless thou art raw.
- Oliver Goldsmith

America, thou half-brother of the world;
with something good and bad of every land.
- Philip James Bailey

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden,
a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it.
You and you alone make me feel that I am alive.
Other men it is said have seen angels,
but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
- George Edward Moore


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