Herbert Spencer Quotes


52 Herbert Spencer quotes:



"Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom."
"The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship."
"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action."
"Volumes might be written upon the impiety of the pious."
"Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect"
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"Science is organized knowledge."
"A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance."
"Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance"
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"When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion."
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"We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one."
"The ultimate effect of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools."
"A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance."
"Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations."
"The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities have been wrong must not blind us to the complementary fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong."
"Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded."
"of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman."
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"There is one principle that can keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That is contempt prior to investigation."
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"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance--that principle is contempt prior to investigation."
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"Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded"
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"The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action"
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