Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.

— James A. Froude

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You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

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Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.

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Human improvement is from within outward.

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The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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About James A. Froude

Quotes 21 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Historian
Birthday April 23, 1818

A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.

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

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

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You cannot dream yourself into a character you must hammer and forge yourself one.

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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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Our human laws are more or less imperfect copies of the external laws as we see them.

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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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The superstition of science scoffs at the superstition of faith.

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