Herbert Spencer Quotes (18 quotations)

1. A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman. - Herbert Spencer

2. Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity. - Herbert Spencer

3. Education has for its object the formation of character. - Herbert Spencer

4. Government is essentially immoral. - Herbert Spencer

5. How often misused words generate misleading thoughts. - Herbert Spencer

6. Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage"; - Herbert Spencer

7. of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman. - Herbert Spencer

8. Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect. - Herbert Spencer

9. Science is organized knowledge. - Herbert Spencer

10. Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society. - Herbert Spencer

11. The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. - Herbert Spencer

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

13. 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

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

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

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

17. We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one. - Herbert Spencer

18. 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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