Quotes by Arthur Hugh Clough

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Arthur Hugh Clough (January 1, 1819 November 13, 1861) was an English poet, and the brother of Anne Jemima Clough.

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And almost everyone when age, disease, or sorrows strike him, inclines to think there is a God, or something very like him.

The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.
If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Thou shalt have one God only; whoWould be at the expense of two?No graven images may beWorshipped, except the currency:Swear not at all; for for thy curseThine enemy is none the worse:At church on Sunday to attendWill serve to keep the world thy friend:Honour thy parents; that is, allFrom whom advancement may befall:Thou shalt not kill; but needst not striveOfficiously to keep alive:Do not adultery commit;Advantage rarely comes of it:Thou shalt not steal; an empty feat,When its so lucrative to cheat:Bear not false witness: let the lieHave time on its own wings to fly:Thou shalt not covet; but traditionApproves all forms of competition. The sum of all is, thou shalt love,If any body, God above:At any rate shall never labourMore than thyself to love thy neighbour.
Though dead, not dead; Not gone, though fled; Not lost, not vanished. In the great gospel and true creed, He is yet risen indeed; Christ is yet risen.
The Silver Wedding! on some pensive ear From towers remote as sound the silvery bells, To-day from one far unforgotten year A silvery faint memorial music swells. And silver-pale the dim memorial light Of musing age on youthful joys is shed, The golden joys of fancy's dawning bright, The golden bliss of, Woo'd, and won, and wed.
The best of the tables and the best of the fare--And as for the others, the devil may care; It isn't our fault if they dare not afford To sup like a prince and be drunk as a lord. So pleasant it is to have money, heigh ho! So pleasant it is to have money.

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