Herbert Spencer Quotes
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Reading is seeing by proxy.
Science is organized knowledge.
The preservation of health is a duty.
How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.
Education has for its object the formation of character.
What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
Morality knows nothing of geographical boundaries or distinctions of race.
Morality knows nothing of geographical boundaries, or distinctions of race.
Progress... is not an accident, but a necessity.....it is a part of nature.
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.
Only when genius is married to science can the biggest results be produced.
Time: that which man is always trying to kill but which ends in killing him.
Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
Not education, but character, is a man's greatest need and a man's greatest safeguard.
In science, the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances.
People are beginning to see that the first requisite to success in life is to be a good animal.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
Architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and poetry, may truly be called the efflorescence of civilized life.
No man can be perfectly free till all are free; no man can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no man can be perfectly happy till all are happy.
What now is the most important attribute of man as a moral being? May we not answer—the faculty of self-control? This it is which forms a chief distinction between the human being and the brute.
Using the phrase ancestor-worship in its broadest sense as comprehending all worship of the dead, be they of the same blood or not, we reach the conclusion that ancestor-worship is the root of every religion.