William Morris Quotes

12 William Morris quotes:

"I have the utmost respect for them. It was formed at the time of great violence and danger, particularly for African-American lawyers."
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"I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few."
Author: Morris Quotes Category: Art Quotes English Designer Quotes
"There were four of us about that bed; / The mass-priest knelt at the side, / I and his mother stood at the head, / Over his feet lay the bride."
Author: Morris Quotes Category: Bed Quotes
"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."
Author: Morris Quotes Category: Competition Quotes English Designer Quotes
"Love is enough: though the world be a-waning, / And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining."
"[I]t is not revenge we want for poor people, but happiness; indeed, what revenge can be taken for all the thousands of years of the sufferings of the poor?"
Author: Morris Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Forget days past, heart broken, put all memory by! No grief on the green hillside, no pity in the sky, Joy that may not be spoken fills mead and flower and tree."
"This land is a little land; too much shut up within the narrow seas, as it seems, to have much space for swelling into hugeness. . . ."
Author: Morris Quotes Category: Land Quotes
"Of rich men it telleth, and strange is the story how they have, and they hanker, and grip far and wide; And they live and they die, and the earth and its glory has been but a burden they scarce might abide."
Author: Morris Quotes Category: Riches Quotes
"It is right and necessary that all men should have work to do which shall be worth doing, and be of itself pleasant to do; and which should he done under such conditions as would make it neither over-wearisome nor over-anxious."
Author: Morris Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement; a sanded floor and whitewashed walls and the green trees, and flowery meads, and living waters outside; or a grimy palace amid the same with a regiment of housemaids always working to smear the dirt together so that it may be unnoticed; which, think you, is the most refined, the most fit for a gentleman of those two dwellings?"
Author: Morris Quotes Category: Simplicity Quotes
"Had she come all the way for this, / To part at last without a kiss?"

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