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William Morris, 1834-1896

William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was a British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. He was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant role proliferating the early socialist movement in Britain.

Enduring William Morris Quotes:


"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life."


“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.”


"I want a real revolution, a real change in society: society, a great organic mass of well-regulated forces used for the bringing-about a happy life for all."


“I do not want art for a few; any more than education for a few; or freedom for a few... ”


website: William Morris Society