【Top 22】Herbert Spencer Quotes

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1.    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
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2.    In science the important thing is to modify and change one’s ideas as science advances.    —   Herbert Spencer
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3.    The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.    —   Herbert Spencer
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4.    Education has for its object the formation of character.    —   Herbert Spencer
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5.    We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.    —   Herbert Spencer
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6.    Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.    —   Herbert Spencer
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7.    The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.    —   Herbert Spencer
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8.    Government is essentially immoral.    —   Herbert Spencer
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9.    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
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10.    Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror.    —   Herbert Spencer
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11.    Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.    —   Herbert Spencer
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12.    The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.    —   Herbert Spencer
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13.    When a man’s knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.    —   Herbert Spencer
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14.    Science is organized knowledge.    —   Herbert Spencer
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15.    Marriage: A word which should be pronounced ‘mirage’.    —   Herbert Spencer
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16.    Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.    —   Herbert Spencer
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17.    Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts – as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.    —   Herbert Spencer
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18.    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
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19.    Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.    —   Herbert Spencer
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20.    The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship.    —   Herbert Spencer
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21.    Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.    —   Herbert Spencer
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22.    People are beginning to see that the first requisite to success in life is to be a good animal.    —   Herbert Spencer
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