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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.

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.

The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.

The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.

Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children. ---->>>

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. ---->>>

In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty. ---->>>

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all. ---->>>

The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone. ---->>>

To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible. ---->>>

The secret of a person's nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.

The secret of a person's nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.

A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.

A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.

Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side. ---->>>

The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue. ---->>>

The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness. ---->>>

No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty. ---->>>

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes. ---->>>

The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies. ---->>>

As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities. ---->>>

Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: April 23, 1818
Birthplace: Dartington Rectory, Devon
Die: October 20, 1894
Occupation: Historian
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James Anthony Froude FRSE ( FROOD) (23 April 1818 – 20 October 1894) was an English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine. From his upbringing amidst the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement, Froude intended to become a clergyman, but doubts about the doctrines of the Anglican church, published in his scandalous 1849 novel The Nemesis of Faith, drove him to abandon his religious career (wikipedia)