Best Quotes by William Morris (Top 10)

  1. Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
  2. The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
  3. I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.
  4. History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.
  5. Nothing should be made by man's labour which is not worth making, or which must be made by labour degrading to the makers.
  6. 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.
  7. The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.
  8. You may hang your walls with tapestry insread of whitewash or paper; or you may cover them with mosaic; or have them frescoed by a great painter: all this is not luxury, if it be done for beauty's sake, and not for show: it does not break our golden rule: Have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
  9. It is the childlike part of us that produces works of the imagination. When we were children time passed so slow with us that we seemed to have time for everything.
  10. Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.

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