Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement.
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
What better place than this then could we find
By this sweet stream that knows not of the sea,
This little stream whose hamlets scarce have names,
This far-off lonely mother of the Thames.
WILLIAM MORRIS, "The Months: June"