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.
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.
Rightness expresses of actions, what straightness does of lines; and there can no more be two kinds of right action than there can be two kinds of straight lines.
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