19th-century Civil Servant Quotes
No scientific argument — by which I mean an argument drawn from the phenomena of nature — can ever have the slightest tendency either to prove or disprove the existence of God... science is irrelevant to religion.
Walter Terence Stace
One feature which will probably most impress the mathematician accustomed to the rapidity and directness secured by the generality of modern methods is the deliberation with which Archimedes approaches the solution of any one of his main problems.
Thomas Little Heath
It is proposed to invite the flower of our youth to the aid of public service.
Sir Charles Trevelyan, 1st Baronet
Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.
Ask a ferryman or a toll-keeper how many visitors come through daily on an average, and with an appearance of great intellectual discomfort he assures you the number varies so much.
Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp
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I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
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