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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 in Past, Living, Will

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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

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

William Morris

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

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 di

William Morris

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

William Morris

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

William Morris

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

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

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

William Morris

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

William Morris

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

William Morris

O thrush your song is passing sweet But never a song that you have sung Is half so sweet as thrushes sang When my dear love and I were young.

William Morris

OctoberO love, turn from the changing sea and gaze,Down these grey slopes, upon the year grown old,A-dying 'mid the autumn-scented hazeThat hangeth o'er the hollow in the wold,Where the wind-bitten ancient elms infoldGrey church, long barn, orchard, and r

William Morris

The books I would like to print are the books I love to read and keep.

William Morris