James A. Froude

James A. Froude

British Historian

Lived from: 1818-1894

Quotes: James A. Froude

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    A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.
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    As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.
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    Fear is the parent of cruelty.
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    Human improvement is from within outward.
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    In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.
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    No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.
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    Our human laws are more or less imperfect copies of the external laws as we see them.
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    Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
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    Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive.
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    Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side.
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    The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.
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    The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
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    The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.
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    The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
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    The secret of a person's nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.
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