Francis Herbert Bradley


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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).
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  • ''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).
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  • ''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).
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  • ''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).
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  • ''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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  • ''True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 10 (1930).
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  • ''The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 8 (1930).
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  • ''The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 68 (1930).
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  • ''The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 33 (1930).
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  • ''There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 88 (1930).
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