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William Morris Quotes

Textile Designer, Poet
Born On
1834-03-24
Died On
1896-10-03
Birth Place
Walthamstow, England
Death Place
London, England
Birth Sign
aries
Father
William Morris
Mother
Emma Morris née Shelton
Spouse
Jane Burden
Nationality
British
Education
Exeter College, Oxford, Marlborough College, University of Oxford
Writers, Poets, Non-Fiction Writers

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

William Morris

Fellowship is heaven, and lack of fellowship is hell; fellowship is life, and lack of fellowship is death; and the deeds that ye do upon the earth, it is for fellowship's sake that ye do them.

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

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

Give me love and work - these two only.

William Morris

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

William Morris

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

William Morris

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

William Morris

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

William Morris

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

William Morris

When a writer knows home in his heart, his heart must remain subtly apart from it. He must always be a stranger to the place he loves, and its people.

William Morris

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

William Morris

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.

William Morris

Had she come all the way for this, / To part at last without a kiss?”

William Morris

By God! I will not tell you more to-day, Judge any way you will -- what matters it?

William Morris

His claim to his home is deep, but there are too many ghosts. He must absorb without being absorbed.

William Morris