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William Morris
(1834-1896) born on
Mar 24
English craftsman, poet. He was noted for his wallpaper and tapestry designs, and wrote "The Life and Death of Jason," 1862.
         
   
F
Wind, wind! thou art sad, art thou kind?
Wind, wind, unhappy! thou art blind,
Yet still thou wanderest the lily-seed to find.

R
If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
A
Pray but one prayer for me 'twixt thy closed lips.
N
Boundless risk must pay for boundless gain.
K
So I say, if you cannot learn to love real art; at least learn to hate sham art and reject it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Wind
R: "The Decorative Arts: Their Relation to Modern Life and Progress," lecture (published in Hopes and Fears for Art, "The Lesser Arts," 1882).
A: Summer Dawn
N: Progressive Farmer
K: "The Decorative Arts: Their Relation to Modern Life and Progress," Morris's first public lecture (published in Hopes and Fears for Art, "The Lesser Arts," 1882).
   


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