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A collection of quotes and thoughts by F. H. Bradley on mind, children, mother, happiness, admire, truth, virtue, fear, evil, suicide, struggle, believe, and books.

21 Motivational Quotes By F. H. Bradley For The Visionaries

Quick Facts

Famous As: Philosopher

Born On: January 30, 1846

Died On: September 18, 1924

Born In: Clapham

Died At Age: 78

F. H. Bradley was a celebrated British idealist philosopher. In 1865, after a number of attempts, he got through with a fellowship into the University College of ‘Oxford University.' His works, writings, thoughts, and viewpoints had an enormous impact on the British philosophy and society. He was regarded as one of the most decisive, original and theoretically robust idealists. Some of his renowned works include, ‘The Principles of Logic,’ ‘Appearance and Reality,’ ‘Ethical Studies,' ‘Essays on Truth and Reality’ and various others. He was honoured with a number of accolades and awards including ‘Order of Merit’ which made him the first British to hold this feat. We have compiled some thought-provoking, popular, interesting, inspiring and famous quotes and sayings by the most philosophically influential of the British Idealists. Browse through the collection of quotes and thoughts by F. H. Bradley that hold a sea of wisdom.

Where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst.

F. H. Bradley

When I hear that "Possession is the grave of love," I remember that a religion may begin with the resurrection.

F. H. Bradley

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

F. H. Bradley

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

F. H. Bradley

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. 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.

F. H. Bradley

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

F. H. Bradley

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

F. H. Bradley

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

F. H. Bradley

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

F. H. Bradley

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. Bradley

Eclecticism - every truth is so true that any truth must be false.

F. H. Bradley

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. 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.

F. H. Bradley

The mood in which my book was conceived and executed, was in fact to some extent a passing one.

F. H. 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.

F. H. 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.

F. H. Bradley

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

F. H. Bradley

Another occupation might have been better.

F. H. Bradley

The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil.

F. H. 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.

F. H. Bradley