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William Morris Quotes and Sayings

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The reward of labour is life.
Is that not enough?
- William Morris

No man is good enough to be another's master.
- William Morris

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine
interest in all the details of daily life.
- William Morris

It took me years to understand that words are often
as important as experience,
because words make experience last.
- William Morris

 

If you want a golden rule that will fit everything,
this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do
not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
- William Morris

History has remembered the kings and warriors,
because they destroyed; art has remembered the people,
because they created.
- William Morris

Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.
- William Morris

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Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful,
or believe to be beautiful.
- William Morris

I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few,
or freedom for a few.
- William Morris

Give me love and work - these two only.
- William Morris

If you cannot learn to love real art at least learn to hate sham art.
- William Morris

The past is not dead, it is living in us,
and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.
- William Morris

A man at work, making something which he feels will
exist because he is working at it and wills it,
is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body.
Memory and imagination help him as he works.
- William Morris

I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle,
and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat,
and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant,
and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name.
- William Morris

So long as the system of competition in the production
and exchange of the means of life goes on,
the degradation of the arts will go on;
and if that system is to last for ever,
then art is doomed, and will surely die;
that is to say,
civilization will die.
- William Morris

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

Peace is its own reward.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

The only reward of virtue is virtue;
the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.
I have no wealth to bestow on him.
If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward.
Is not friendship divine in this?
- Henry David Thoreau

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit
that still carries any reward.
- John Maynard Keynes

So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy,
that's a great reward.
- Genevieve Gorder

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

If people are good only because they
fear punishment, and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.
- Albert Einstein

To believe in a just law of cause and effect,
carrying with it a punishment or a reward,
is to believe in righteousness.
- Ernest Holmes

Love is love's reward.
- John Dryden

Faith is to believe what you do not see;
the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
- Saint Augustine

You get what you reward.
Be clear about what you want to get and systematically reward it.
- Bob Nelson

The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes.
- William Feather

Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved.
It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves.
Love, therefore, is its own reward.
- Thomas Merton

Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
- Ovid

I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.
- Catherine II

The tougher the job, the greater the reward.
- George Allen, Sr.

I beg the Most High to allow me the favour of the double reward,
but if God only finds me worthy of one reward,
I will accept it in all humility.
- King Hassan II

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
- Johann G. Hamann

Most TV shows don't reward you for paying attention.
- Matt Groening

The business schools reward difficult complex behavior
more than simple behavior,
but simple behavior is more effective.
- Warren Buffett

There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated
by those who will see things as they are and who will
ask for no reward except to see.
- Vera Brittain

To see the world for a moment as something rich and
strange is the private reward of many a discovery.
- Edward M. Purcell

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
- Jonas Salk

I've always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift,
of joy, of unexpected reward.
- Seamus Heaney

It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles.
The reward is the act of struggle itself,
not what you win.
- Phil Ochs

I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters.
It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward.
Art should always be an exchange.
- Nick Cave

When a child is bruised physically or emotionally,
parents often reward him with a treat.
- Marilu Henner

For example, I tend to personally reward myself for
specific acts of exceptional discipline.
- Robert Vaughn

In many ways, that affection is the real reward for
56 years in the business.
Although the money ain't exactly bad either.
- Perry Como

Don't worry so much about your self-esteem.
Worry more about your character.
Integrity is its own reward.
- Laura Schlessinger

Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.
- Mae West

The reward is every night.
The 90 minutes is such a payoff for us every night;
it makes it all worth it to us.
The fans who come to the shows know how much we enjoy this.
- Gerry Beckley

Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so
much out of our work just by doing it.
The work is a reward in itself.
- Natalie Portman

Start with good people, lay out the rules,
communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them.
If you do all those things effectively,
you can't miss.
- Lee Iacocca

You never think the universe will reward your first choice -
it just doesn't work like that.
- Kathryn Bigelow

It might seem unfair to reward a person for having
so much pleasure over the years,
asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and
then watching its responses.
- Barbara McClintock

There's a joy in writing short stories,
a wonderful sense of reward when you pull certain things off.
- Tobias Wolff

Simplicity is the final achievement.
After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes,
it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
- Frederic Chopin

The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication:
that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
- Jean Cocteau

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
- Napolean Hill

Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward,
or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.
- Ernest Dimnet

The reward for success in St.
Paul is eviction.
- Barbara Harris

Our forbears worked hard this difficult land,
and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.
- James H. Douglas

Most women are indulgent of themselves.
This is a mistake.
It should be only the reward of old age.
- Anna Held

If it was really successful, it was a life calling,
a career I was excited about doing, so I didn't think
the overall risk was anywhere near as high as what the reward was.
- John Hickenlooper


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