Matthew Arnold
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If experience has established any one thing in this world, it has established this: that it is well for any great class and description of men in society to be able to say for itself what it wants, and not to have other classes, the so-called educated and intelligent classes, acting for it as its proctors, and supposed to understand its wants and to provide for them. . . . A class of men may often itself not either fully understand its wants, or adequately express them; but it has a nearer interest and a more sure diligence in the matter than any of its proctors, and therefore a better chance of success.

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.

Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something, in an inward condition of the mind and spirit, not in an outward set of circumstances.

Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.



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