F. H. Bradley

Philosopher, Author

1846 – 1924


Who was F. H. Bradley?

Francis Herbert Bradley OM was a British idealist philosopher. His most important work was Appearance and Reality.

Famous Quotes:

  • The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
  • The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.
  • 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.
  • Eclecticism. Every truth is so true that any truth must be false.
  • 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.
  • There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.
  • Where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst.
  • 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.
  • The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind.
  • There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.

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Jan 30, 1846
London Borough of Lambeth
  • United Kingdom
  • University College, Oxford
Sep 18, 1924

on July 23, 2013


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