Thomas Arnold

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Thomas Arnold (13 June, 179512 June, 1842) was a schoolmaster and historian, head of Rugby School from 1828 to 1841. His son was the poet Matthew Arnold; he was also an ancestor of Aldous Huxley.

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  • 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

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