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In Norwegian High Schools the ratings go from 1 to 6, with 6 as the best. (At least it was that way in my days.)
At the Tech.University, the ratings went from 1 to 6, with 1 as the best - in my days.
Nowadays, they have become americanized: They go from A to F (but they do make use of the E grade: There is no abyss between passing and flunking). In crafts, we also used to have Norwegian terms "læregutt", "svenn" and "mester". They have been replaced by (in their English forms) "undergraduate", "bachelor" and "master". If you today address a holder of a master's degree as a "mester", (s)he will give you a strange look and make sure it is corrected to the proper American form.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt