James Anthony Froude
The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.
The secret of a person’s nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.
To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.
Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side.
Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.
Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.
No person is ever good for much, that hasn’t been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.
As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities.
We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Human improvement is from within outward.
Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive.
In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.