William Morris
(*24. März 1834 Walthamstow - †3. Oktober 1896 London)
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"So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die."

  1. "Art Under Plutocracy" (1883)