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 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 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 words

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How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

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A Quote by Herbert Spencer on morality and pain

Absolute morality is the regulation of conduct in such a way that pain shall not be inflicted.

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Herbert Spencer on accidents, control, evil, laws, necessity, and progress

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.

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

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