Matthew Arnold Quotes

Inspirational quotes by Matthew Arnold

I do not believe today everything I believed yesterday I wonder will I believe tomorrow everything I believe today.
It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence.
It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking at it that one overcomes it but, rather, often by working on the one next to it. Certain people and certain things require to be approached on an angle.
Resolve to be thyself and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he Who finds himself, loses his misery.
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
Whoever sets himself to see things as they are will find himself one of a very small circle but it is only by this small circle resolutely doing its own work that adequate ideas will ever get current at all.

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The Silken Snake
 by Robert Herrick

For sport my Julia threw a lace
Of silk and silver at my face:
Watchet the silk was, and did make
A show, as if't ‘ad been a snake:
The suddenness did me afright;
But though it scar'd, it did not bite.


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