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."
Contributed by: Andy
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.
Contributed by: Kansas
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.
We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.
Source: Social Statics, 1850
Government is essentially immoral.
Source: Social Statics, 1851
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.
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