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James Anthony Froude
April 23, 1818 - October 20, 1894
Nationality: English
Category: Historian
Subcategory: English Historian

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


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


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


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


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


A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.


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


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


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


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


Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.


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.


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


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


Human improvement is from within outward.


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


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


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


The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.


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


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