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James Anthony Froude Quotes

A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.

Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.

As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities.

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.

Fear is the parent of cruelty.

Human improvement is from within outward.

In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.

No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.

Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.

Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive.

Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side.

The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.

The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society.

The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.

The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.

The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.

The secret of a person's nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.

To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.

We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.