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Herbert Spencer

English,  Philosopher
Total Quotes : 26
Government Involves

All socialism involves slavery.

- Herbert Spencer

Argument Fact Communist

An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.

- Herbert Spencer

Thoughts How Misleading

How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.

- Herbert Spencer

Legal Jury Average

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.

- Herbert Spencer

Important Modify Advances

In science the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances.

- Herbert Spencer

Prejudice Prejudiced

We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced.

- Herbert Spencer

Society Members Exists

Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.

- Herbert Spencer

Law Selfish Cage

What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.

- Herbert Spencer

Get Means Anyone

Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.

- Herbert Spencer

Science Organized

Science is organized knowledge.

- Herbert Spencer

Ignorance Lives Shortened

Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.

- Herbert Spencer

Government Immoral

Government is essentially immoral.

- Herbert Spencer

Education Action Aim

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.

- Herbert Spencer

More Motion Definite

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.

- Herbert Spencer

Knowledge Will His

When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.

- Herbert Spencer

Internal External

Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.

- Herbert Spencer

Morality Preservation Duty

The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.

- Herbert Spencer

Through Finger Which

Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.

- Herbert Spencer

Nature Government Type

The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.

- Herbert Spencer

Result Folly Effects

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.

- Herbert Spencer