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  • ''What we must look for here is, 1st, religious and moral principles; 2ndly, gentlemanly conduct; 3rdly, intellectual ability.''
    Thomas Arnold (1795-1842), British educator, scholar. Address to Rugby School. Quoted in The Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold, DD, vol. 1, ch. 3, ed. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1845).
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  • ''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 (1795-1842), British educator, scholar. Letter, May 9, 1836. The Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold, D.D., vol. 2 (1845). on the teaching of physical science. Arnold welcomed that his children be well versed in science only if "in due subordination to the fulness and freshness of their knowledge on moral subjects"Man ideal he could not believe in.

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