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Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement.

WILLIAM MORRIS, Hopes and Fears for Art

Love is enough: though the World be a-waning,
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder
And this day draw a veil over all deeds pass'd over,
Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter;
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.

WILLIAM MORRIS, "Love Is Enough"

It has become an article of the creed of modern morality that all labour is good in itself -- a convenient belief to those who live on the labour of others. But as to those on whom they live, I recommend them not to take it on trust, but to look into the matter a little deeper.

WILLIAM MORRIS, "Useful Work vs Useless Toil", Signs of Change: Seven Lectures, Delivered on Various Occasions


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