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William Morris

English,  Designer
Total Quotes : 25
Love Work Give

Give me love and work - these two only.

- William Morris

Art Remembered Destroyed

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

- William Morris

Life Daily Life Secret

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

- William Morris

My Life Desire Been

Apart from the desire to produce beautiful things, the leading passion of my life has been and is hatred of modern civilization.

- William Morris

Degree Set Subjects

I can't enter into politico-social subjects with any interest, for on the whole, I see that things are in a muddle, and I have no power or vocation to set them right in ever so little a degree.

- William Morris

Some Been Before

Happy as we are, times may alter; we may be bitten with some impulse towards change, and many things may seem too wonderful for us to resist, too exciting not to catch at, if we do not know that they are but phases of what has been before and withal ruinous, deceitful, and sordid.

- William Morris

Mind Which Feels

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

Education Art Freedom

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

- William Morris

Love Art Sham

If you cannot learn to love real art, at least learn to hate sham art and reject it.

- William Morris

Very By The Time Read

I don't remember being taught to read, and by the time I was seven years old, I had read a very great many books, good, bad, and indifferent.

- William Morris

Beautiful Home Nothing

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

- William Morris

Happy Like Functions

We shall not be happy unless we live like good animals, unless we enjoy the exercise of the ordinary functions of life: eating, sleeping, loving, walking, running, swimming, riding, sailing.

- William Morris

Freedom Man Another

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

- William Morris

Die Means Surely

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

Living Waste Commercialism

We are living in a epoch where there is combat between commercialism, or the system of reckless waste, and communism, or the system of neighbourly common sense.

- William Morris

Away Act Throwing

To do nothing but grumble and not to act - that is throwing away one's life.

- William Morris

Going Old No Time

I am going, if I can, to be an architect, and I am too old already, and there is no time to lose.

- William Morris

Change Want Mass

I want a real revolution, a real change in society: society, a great organic mass of well-regulated forces used for the bringing-about a happy life for all.

- William Morris

Other Another Fought

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

Inspirational Strand

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

- William Morris