Herbert Spencer Quotes

52 Herbert Spencer quotes:

"The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action"
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"Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage"."
"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools."
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"We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one."
"Government is essentially immoral."
"How often misused words generate misleading thoughts."
"A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it."
"Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding."
"Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold."
"The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future."
"Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society."
"The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality."
"Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources."
"Science is organized knowledge."
"Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity."
"In science the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances."
"The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is - a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter."
"A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance."
"Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost."
"Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror."

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