Francis Herbert Bradley


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  • ''There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 20 (1930).
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  • ''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.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 22 (1930).
  • ''The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 63 (1930).
  • ''"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.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 94 (1930).
  • ''Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), Welsh philosopher. Appearance and Reality, preface (1893).
  • ''The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil.''
    F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), Welsh philosopher. Appearance and Reality, preface (1893). See Voltaire and Cabell on pessimism.

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