William Morris Quotes

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Born: March 24, 1834, Walthamstow, England
Birth Country: England
Died: London, England, October 3, 1896
Occupation: Author

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

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

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

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

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

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

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