Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

F. H. Bradley (1846 – 1924)


British idealist philosopher.
F. H. Bradley
True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.
Bradley quotes
I will begin with the self-styled "Christian" party, who profess to base their morality on the New Testament. But whether it is really more Christian to follow or to ignore the teachings of the Gospels I shall not discuss.
Bradley
“Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived.” It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.




Bradley F. H. quotes
The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.
Bradley F. H.
Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.
F. H. Bradley quotes
Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart’s blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.
F. H. Bradley
The man whose nature is such that by one path alone his chief desire will reach consummation will try to find it on that path, whatever it may be, and whatever the world thinks of it; and if he does not, he is contemptible.
Bradley F. H. quotes
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.
Bradley
We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings.
Bradley F. H.
The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.
F. H. Bradley
The mood in which my book was conceived and executed, was in fact to some extent a passing one.




F. H. Bradley quotes
The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.
F. H. Bradley
One said of suicide, “As long as one has brains one should not blow them out.” And another answered, “But when one has ceased to have them, too often one cannot.”
Bradley quotes
Of Optimism I have said that "The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil."
Bradley F. H.
The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one’s own mind.
Bradley F. H. quotes
Another occupation might have been better.
F. H. Bradley
There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.
F. H. Bradley quotes
Eclecticism. Every truth is so true that any truth must be false.
F. H. Bradley
It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least.
Bradley F. H.
It is good to know what a man is, and also what the world takes him for. But you do not understand him until you have learnt how he understands himself.


© 2009–2013Quotes Privacy Policy | Contact