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A list of the best Herbert Spencer quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Herbert Spencer quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Herbert Spencer quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Herbert Spencer should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Herbert Spencer quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation. Herbert Spencer

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Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold. Herbert Spencer

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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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Time is that which a man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him. Herbert Spencer

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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. Herbert Spencer

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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. Herbert Spencer

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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. Herbert Spencer

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

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Science is organized knowledge. Herbert Spencer

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All socialism involves slavery. That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labours under coercion to satisfy anothers desires. Herbert Spencer

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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. Herbert Spencer

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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. Herbert Spencer

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

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A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. Herbert Spencer

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

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A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance. Herbert Spencer

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Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources. Herbert Spencer

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How often misused words generate misleading thoughts. Herbert Spencer

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Education has for its object the formation of character. To curb restive propensities, to awaken dormant sentiments, to strengthen the perceptions, and cultivate the tastes, to encourage this feeling and repress that, so as finally to develop the child into a man of well proportioned and harmonious naturethis is alike the aim of parent and teacher. Herbert Spencer

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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. Herbert Spencer