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 :: 1818-1894, British Historian

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A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.
~ James A. Froude - [Reason]

 

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As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.
~ James A. Froude - [Ability]

 

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Human improvement is from within outward.
~ James A. Froude - [Character]

 

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In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.
~ James A. Froude - [Sacrifice]

 

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No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.
~ James A. Froude - [Enthusiasm]

 

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Our human laws are more or less imperfect copies of the external laws as we see them.
~ James A. Froude - [Law and Lawyers]

 

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Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
~ James A. Froude - [Philosophers and Philosophy]

 

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Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive.
~ James A. Froude - [Science and Scientists]

 

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Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side.
~ James A. Froude - [Strength]

 

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The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.
~ James A. Froude - [Morality]

 

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The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
~ James A. Froude - [Greatness]

 

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The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.
~ James A. Froude - [History and Historians]

 

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The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
~ James A. Froude - [Belief]

 

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The secret of a person's nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.
~ James A. Froude - [Humankind]

 

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To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.
~ James A. Froude - [Will and Will Power]

 

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We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
~ James A. Froude - [Loneliness]

 

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Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
~ James A. Froude - [Humankind]

 

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You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
~ James A. Froude - [Character]

 

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