The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.
Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)
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"Life is not for learning nor is life for working, but learning and working are for life."
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There is a principle that is a bar against all information and proof against all arguments, which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That principle is contempt prior to investigation.
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Time: That which man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him.
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It was remarked to me by the late Mr. Charles Roupell . . . that to play billiards well was a sign of an ill-spent youth.
Source: Life and Letters of Spencer.
The behaviour of men to the lower animals, and their behaviour to each other, bear a constant relationship.
Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.
How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
Absolute morality is the regulation of conduct in such a way that pain shall not be inflicted.
Progress is not an accident, not a thing within human control, but a beneficent necessity . . . due to the working of a universal law. So surely must the things we call evil and immorality disappear; so surely must man become perfect.
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