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William Morris

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

— William Morris

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

— William Morris

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Apart from the desire to produce beautiful things, the leading passion of my life has been and is hatred of modern civilization.

— William Morris


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

— William Morris


Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful"- 1834

— William Morris

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It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.

— William Morris

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

— William Morris

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The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough?

— William Morris

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History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.

— William Morris

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

— William Morris

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Morris decided to become an architect. Together they read theology ecclesiastical history and medieval poetry; studied art and during the long vacations visited English churches and the Continental cathedrals. When he returned to poetry in the late 1860s it was with The Life and Death of Jason which was publiWilliam Morrisd with great success in 1867.

He was also a major contributor to reviving traditional textile arts and methods of production and one of the founders of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings now a statutory element in the preservation of historic buildings in the UK. He was an important figure in the emergence of socialism in Britain founding the Socialist League in 1884 but breaking with that organization over goals and methods by the end of the decade. His best-known works include The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (1858) The Earthly Paradise (1868–1870) A Dream of John Ball (1888) the utopian News from Nowhere (1890) and the fantasy romance The Well at the World's End (1896).

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