My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.
1828 Letter to Rev John Tucker, 2 Mar, on being appointed headmaster of Rugby School.
Rather than have it the principal thing in my son's mind,I would gladly have him think that the sun went around the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament.Thomas Arnold
My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.Thomas Arnold
Real knowledge, like every thing else of the highest value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, — studied for, — thought for, — and, more than all, it must be prayed for.Thomas Arnold
As of rioting, the old Roman way of dealing with that is always the right one; flog the rank and file, and fling the ring-leaders from the Tarpeian rock.Thomas Arnold
The distinction between Christianity and all other systems of religion consists largely in this, that in these other, men are found seeking after God, while Christianity is God seeking after man.Thomas Arnold