The Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold, D.D.: Late Head Master of Rugby School, and Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford, Volume 1

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Page 154 - When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
Page 212 - render to Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and to God the things which are God's," seemed to him to be of universal application, and nowhere more so than in the interpretation of Scripture.
Page 211 - Peter therefore went forth and that other disciple and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together : and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he, stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
Page 211 - And the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. 8 Then went in also that other disciple which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
Page 102 - ... were his defects, whatever excellences it had were his excellences. It was not the master who was beloved or disliked for the sake of the school, but the school was beloved or disliked for the sake of the master. Whatever peculiarity of character was impressed on the scholars whom it sent forth, was derived not from the genius of the place, but from the genius of the man. Throughout, whether in the school itself, or in its after effects, the one image that we have before us is not Rugby, but...
Page 117 - When I have confidence in the Sixth," was the end of one of his farewell addresses, " there is no post in England which I would exchange for this ; but if they do not support me, I must go.
Page 41 - Every pupil was made to feel that there was a work for him to do that his happiness, as well as his duty, lay in doing that work well. Hence, an indescribable zest was communicated to a young man's feeling about life : a strange joy came over him on discovering that he had the means of being useful, and thus of being happy ; and a deep respect and ardent attachment sprung up towards him who had taught him thus to value life and his own self, and his work and mission in this world.
Page 110 - It is not necessary that this should be a school of three hundred, or one hundred, or of fifty boys ; but it is necessary that it should be a school of Christian gentlemen.
Page 101 - Christian and a gentleman, that a man should enter upon his business not *V vapipyov but as a substantive and most important duty ; that he should devote himself to it as the especial branch of the ministerial calling which he has chosen to follow that belonging to a great public institution, and standing in a public and conspicuous situation, he should study things "lovely and of good report...
Page 281 - There is nothing so revolutionary, because there is nothing so unnatural and so convulsive to society, as the strain to keep things fixed, when all the world is, by the very law of its creation, in eternal progress ; and the cause of all the evils in the world may be traced to that natural, but most deadly error of human indolence and corruption that our business is to preserve, and not to improve.

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