Thomas Arnold Quotes

One’s age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labour under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful. Thomas Arnold

Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for. Thomas Arnold

The difference between one man and another is not mere ability it is energy. Thomas Arnold

My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make. Thomas Arnold

What we must look for here is, first, religious and moral principles; secondly, gentlemanly conduct; thirdly, intellectual ability. Thomas Arnold

It would seem as if the primitive Christian, by laying so much stress upon a future life in contradistinction to this life, and placing the lower creatures out of the pale of hope, placed them at the same time out of the pale of sympathy, and thus laid the foundation for this utter disregard of animals in the light of our fellow creatures. Thomas Arnold