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Francis Herbert Bradley


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Francis Herbert Bradley (30 January 1846 – 18 September 1924) was a British idealist philosopher.

Bradley was born at Clapham, Surrey, England (now part of the Greater London area). He was the child of Charles Bradley, an evangelical preacher, and Emma Linton, Charles's second wife. A. C. Bradley was his brother. Educated at Cheltenham College and Marlborough College, he read, as a ... more »

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  • ''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. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 25 (1930).
  • ''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.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 23 (1930).
  • ''Eclecticism. Every truth is so true that any truth must be false.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 6 (1930).
  • ''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. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 75 (1930).
  • ''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."''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 48 (1930).
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