In those days, before it became scientific, cricket was the best game in the world to watch, with its rapid sequence of amusing incidents, each ball a potential crisis!
English Social History (1942), ch. 8.
If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt.G. M. Trevelyan
[Education] has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.G. M. Trevelyan
Socrates gave no diplomas or degrees, and would have subjected any disciple who demanded one to a disconcerting catechism on the nature of true knowledge.G. M. Trevelyan
The dead were and are not. Their place knows them no more and is ours today...The poetry of history lies in the quasi-miraculous fact that once, on this earth, once, on this familiar spot of ground, walked other men and women, as actual as we are today, thinking their own thoughts, swayed by their own passions, but now all gone, one generation vanishing into another, gone as utterly as we ourselves shall shortly be gone, like ghosts at cockcrow.G. M. Trevelyan
Their demands were limited and practical, and for that reasonthey successfully initiated a movement that led in the end to yet undreamt-of liberties for all.G. M. Trevelyan