Herbert Spencer Quotes

Aggression which is flagitious when committed by one, is not sanctioned when committed by a host.

Herbert Spencer

The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.

Herbert Spencer

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

Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.

Herbert Spencer

Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom

Herbert Spencer

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.

Herbert Spencer

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

A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind.

Herbert Spencer

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

Herbert Spencer

A manís liberties are none the less aggressed upon because those who coerce him do so in the belief that he will be benefited

Herbert Spencer

A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.

Herbert Spencer

The poverty of the incapable, the distresses that come upon the imprudent, the starvation of the idle, and those shoulderings aside of the weak by the strong, which leave so many "in shallows and in miseries," are the decrees of a large, farseeing be.

Herbert Spencer

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