James Anthony Froude Quotes

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James Anthony Froude quotes: What is called virtue in the common sense of the word has nothing to do with this or that man's prosperity, or even happiness. What is called virtue in the common sense of the word has nothing to do with this or that man's prosperity, or even happiness.
James Anthony Froude quotes: We read the past by the light of the present, and the forms vary as the shadows fall, or as the point of vision alters. We read the past by the light of the present, and the forms vary as the shadows fall, or as the point of vision alters.
James Anthony Froude quotes: We call heaven our home, as the best name we know to give it. We call heaven our home, as the best name we know to give it.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Justice without wisdom is impossible. Justice without wisdom is impossible.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Crime is not punished as an offense against God, but as prejudicial to society. Crime is not punished as an offense against God, but as prejudicial to society.
James Anthony Froude quotes: A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with. A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.
James Anthony Froude quotes: To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible. To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Our thoughts and our conduct are our own. Our thoughts and our conduct are our own.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Those who seek for something more than happiness in this world must not complain if happiness is not their portion. Those who seek for something more than happiness in this world must not complain if happiness is not their portion.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all. Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Experience is no more transferable in morals than in art. Experience is no more transferable in morals than in art.
James Anthony Froude quotes: I think there is a spiritual scent in us which feels mischief coming, as they say birds scent storms. I think there is a spiritual scent in us which feels mischief coming, as they say birds scent storms.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Just laws are no restraint upon the freedom of the good, for the good man desires nothing which a just law will interfere with. Just laws are no restraint upon the freedom of the good, for the good man desires nothing which a just law will interfere with.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Every one of us ... knows better than he practices, and recognizes a better law than he obeys. Every one of us ... knows better than he practices, and recognizes a better law than he obeys.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Fear is the parent of cruelty. Fear is the parent of cruelty.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Woe to the unlucky man who as a child is taught, even as a portion of his creed, what his grown reason must forswear. Woe to the unlucky man who as a child is taught, even as a portion of his creed, what his grown reason must forswear.
James Anthony Froude quotes: No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty. No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal. Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Of all the evil spirits abroad at this hour in the world, insincerity is the most dangerous. Of all the evil spirits abroad at this hour in the world, insincerity is the most dangerous.
James Anthony Froude quotes: We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone. We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
James Anthony Froude quotes: We are complex, and therefore, in our natural state, inconsistent, beings, and the opinion of this hour need not be the opinion of the next. We are complex, and therefore, in our natural state, inconsistent, beings, and the opinion of this hour need not be the opinion of the next.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Morality rests upon a sense of obligation; and obligation has no meaning except as implying a Divine command, without which it would cease to be. Morality rests upon a sense of obligation; and obligation has no meaning except as implying a Divine command, without which it would cease to be.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Nature is less partial than she appears, and all situations in life have their compensations along with them. Nature is less partial than she appears, and all situations in life have their compensations along with them.
James Anthony Froude quotes: I would sooner perish for ever than stoop down before a Being who may have power to crush me, but whom my heart forbids me to reverence. I would sooner perish for ever than stoop down before a Being who may have power to crush me, but whom my heart forbids me to reverence.
James Anthony Froude quotes: I cut a hole in my heart and wrote with the blood . I cut a hole in my heart and wrote with the blood .
James Anthony Froude quotes: Courage is, on all hands, considered as an essential of high character. Courage is, on all hands, considered as an essential of high character.
James Anthony Froude quotes: The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies. The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.
James Anthony Froude quotes: The war of good and evil is mightiest in mightiest souls, and even in the darkest time the heart will maintain its right against the hardest creed. The war of good and evil is mightiest in mightiest souls, and even in the darkest time the heart will maintain its right against the hardest creed.
James Anthony Froude quotes: The best that we can do for one another is to exchange our thoughts freely; and that, after all, is about all. The best that we can do for one another is to exchange our thoughts freely; and that, after all, is about all.
James Anthony Froude quotes: To be happy is not the purpose for which you are placed in this world. To be happy is not the purpose for which you are placed in this world.
James Anthony Froude quotes: The superstition of science scoffs at the superstition of faith. The superstition of science scoffs at the superstition of faith.
James Anthony Froude quotes: We must have the real thing before we can have a science of a thing. We must have the real thing before we can have a science of a thing.
James Anthony Froude quotes: The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness. The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Mistakes are often the best teachers. Mistakes are often the best teachers.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Thy plain and open nature sees mankindBut in appearance, not what they are. Thy plain and open nature sees mankind
But in appearance, not what they are.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Human improvement is from within outward. Human improvement is from within outward.
James Anthony Froude quotes: The essence of greatness is neglect of the self. The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve. Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
James Anthony Froude quotes: There are epidemics of nobleness as well as epidemics of disease. There are epidemics of nobleness as well as epidemics of disease.
James Anthony Froude quotes: There is always a part of our being into which those who are dearer to us far than our own lives are yet unable to enter. There is always a part of our being into which those who are dearer to us far than our own lives are yet unable to enter.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity. Ignorance is the dominion of absurdity.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Morality, when vigorously alive, sees farther than intellect, and provides unconsciously for intellectual difficulties. Morality, when vigorously alive, sees farther than intellect, and provides unconsciously for intellectual difficulties.
James Anthony Froude quotes: The moral of human life is never simple, and the moral of a story which aims only at being true to human life cannot be expected to be any more The moral of human life is never simple, and the moral of a story which aims only at being true to human life cannot be expected to be any more so.
James Anthony Froude quotes: Fling away your soul once for all, your own small self; if you will find it again. Count not even on immortality. Fling away your soul once for all, your own small self; if you will find it again. Count not even on immortality.
James Anthony Froude quotes: A single seed of fact will produce in a season or two a harvest of calumnies; but sensible men will pay no attention to them. A single seed of fact will produce in a season or two a harvest of calumnies; but sensible men will pay no attention to them.