Herbert Spencer

1820 - 1903

A Quote by Herbert Spencer on knowledge, education, and action

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

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

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A Quote by Herbert Spencer on balance

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"Life is not for learning nor is life for working, but learning and working are for life."

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

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A Quote by Herbert Spencer on failure to learn

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.

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

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A Quote by Herbert Spencer on animals, men, and relationships

The behaviour of men to the lower animals, and their behaviour to each other, bear a constant relationship.

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

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A Quote by Herbert Spencer on existence and society

Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

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A Quote by Herbert Spencer on time and trying

Time: That which man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him.

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

Source: Definitions

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A Quote by Herbert Spencer on play and youth

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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.

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

Source: Life and Letters of Spencer.

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A Quote by Herbert Spencer on government

Government is essentially immoral.

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

Source: Social Statics, 1851

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A Quote by Herbert Spencer on existence, government, nature, and present

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 (1820 - 1903)

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A Quote by Herbert Spencer on men and world

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

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

Source: Essays

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