"Poetry a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Matthew Arnold on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Matthew Arnold on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Matthew Arnold on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Matthew Arnold on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Matthew Arnold on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next."
"To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive."
"Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge."
"Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."
"Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair."