The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.Thomas Carlyle
- My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.
- Letter accepting appointment as headmaster of Rugby; in Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
- 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.
- Quoted by Matthew Arnold, Cornhill Magazine, August 1868