Francis Herbert Bradley Quotes

An aphorism is true where it has fixed the impression of a genuine experience

Francis Herbert Bradley

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.

Francis Herbert 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.

Francis Herbert Bradley

The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.

Francis Herbert Bradley

There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.

Francis Herbert Bradley

There are those who understand everything till one puts it into words

Francis Herbert 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.

Francis Herbert Bradley

Another occupation might have been better.

Francis Herbert Bradley

There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.

Francis Herbert Bradley

The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.

Francis Herbert Bradley

The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.

Francis Herbert Bradley

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.

Francis Herbert Bradley

Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our hearts blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.

Francis Herbert 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.

Francis Herbert Bradley

True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.

Francis Herbert Bradley

The one self-knowledge worth having is to know ones own mind.

Francis Herbert Bradley

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