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Thomas Arnold

Thomas Arnold, 1840
Born (1795-06-13)13 June 1795
West Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Died 12 June 1842(1842-06-12) (aged 46)
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Cause of death Heart attack
Resting place Rugby School Chapel
Nationality British
Education Lord Weymouth’s Grammar School; Winchester College
Alma mater Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Occupation Educator and historian
Known for Reforms to Rugby School (immortalised in Tom Brown’s Schooldays)
Title Regius Professor of Modern History, Oxford
Term 1841–1842
Predecessor Edward Nares
Successor John Antony Cramer
Children Matthew Arnold, Tom Arnold, William Delafield 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
Rather than have it the principal thing in my son’s mind, I would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament.
Thomas Arnold
It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, ‘Life and death issues don’t come along that often, thank God, so don’t treat everything like it’s life or death. Go easier.’
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
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 labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
Thomas Arnold