Quote of the day: MORALISM

August 19, 2011

MORALISM

As critic and moralist, Matthew Arnold attacked the philistinism of the British middle class of his time, upholding rather severe, even dismaying standards of intellectual rigor and moral seriousness. Shortly after his death Robert Louis Stevenson remarked, “Poor Matt. He’s gone to Heaven, no doubt – but he won’t like God.”

The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes

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