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Our favourite William Morris Quotes

12th November 2014

As well as designing many beautiful designs which have managed to stand the test of time, William Morris was also a talented writer, and many of his quotes too, live on until today. We wanted to share a few of our favourite quotes with you:

“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.” – William Morris

“History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.”  ― William Morris

“I cannot suppose there is anybody here who would think it either a good life, or an amusing one, to sit with one’s hands before one doing nothing – to live like a gentleman, as fools call it.” -William Morris

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” – William Morris

“Do not be afraid of large patterns, if properly designed they are more restful to the eye than small ones: on the whole, a pattern where the structure is large and the details much broken up is the most useful…very small rooms, as well as very large ones, look better ornamented with large patterns.” – William Morris

“The secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life, and in elevating them to art.” – William Morris

We hope you appreciate Morris’ words as much as we do!

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