Facts about Herbert Spencer

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Herbert Spencer was a famous Philosopher from England, who lived between April 27, 1820 and December 8, 1903. He/she became 83 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 37 quotes who is written / told by Herbert, under the main topic Marriage.

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Famous quotes by Herbert Spencer (37)


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"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"
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"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"
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"Volumes might be written upon the impiety of the pious"
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"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"
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"The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future"
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"No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy"
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"Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit"
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"Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage""
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"Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman"
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"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"
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"Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations"
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"In science the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances"
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"How often misused words generate misleading thoughts"
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"Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom"
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"Government is essentially immoral"
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"Every cause produces more than one effect"
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"Education has for its object the formation of character"
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"Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost"
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"Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity"
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"Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold"
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"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"
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"All socialism involves slavery"
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"A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it"
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"A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance"
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"A jury is a group of twelve people of average 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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"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action"
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"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"
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"The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship"
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"Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society"
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"Science is organized knowledge"
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"People are beginning to see that the first requisite to success in life is to be a good animal"
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"Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance"
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"Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect"
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"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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"Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources"


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