Tom Brown at Oxford Quotes.

1. "Blessed is the man who has the gift of making friends; for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of oneself, and seeing and appreciating whatever is noble and living in another man."
- Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

2. "This work of making trade righteous, of Christianizing trade, looks like the very hardest the Gospel has ever had to take in hand—in England at any rate."
- Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

3. "Schools and universities are (as in a body) the noble and vital parts, which being vigorous and sound send good blood and active spirits into the veins and arteries, which cause health and strength; or, if feeble or ill-affected, corrupt all the vital parts; whereupon grow diseases, and in the end, death itself."
- Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

4. "The faces of your young people in general are not interesting—I don't mean the children, but the young men and women—and they are awkward and clownish in their manners, without the quaintness of the elder generation, who are the funniest old dears in the world." "They will all be quaint enough as they get older. You must remember the sort of life they lead. They get their notions very slowly, and they must have notions in their heads before they can show them on their faces."
- Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

5. "While one was an undergraduate, one could feel virtuous and indignant at the vices of Oxford, at least at those which one did not indulge in, particularly at the flunkeyism and money-worship which are our most prevalent and disgraceful sins. But when one is a fellow it is quite another affair. They become a sore burthen then, enough to break one's heart."
- Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

6. "You see, at Rugby I was rather a great man. There one had a share in the ruling of 300 boys, and a good deal of responsibility; but here one has only just to take care of oneself, and keep out of scrapes; and that's what I never could do."
- Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

7. "Those were times when brave men who knew and loved their profession couldn't be overlooked."
- Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

8. "That is the Proctor. He is our Cerberus; he has to keep all undergraduates in good order." "What a task! He ought to have three heads."
- Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

9. "Grey hoped the Church would yet be able to save England from the fate of Tyre or Carthage, the great trading nations"
- Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

10. "The least of the muscular Christians has hold of the old chivalrous and Christian belief, that a man's body is given him to be trained and brought into subjection, and then used for the protection of the weak, the advancement of all righteous causes, and the subduing of the earth which God has given to the children of men. He does not hold that mere strength or activity are in themselves worthy of any respect or worship, or that one man is a bit better than another because he can knock him down, or carry a bigger sack of potatoes than he."
- Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

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