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Herbert Spencer's Profile

Brief about Herbert Spencer: By info that we know Herbert Spencer was born at 1970-01-01. And also Herbert Spencer is English Philosopher.

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Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.

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

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The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.

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The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.

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Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.

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We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced.

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In science the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances.

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Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror.

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Science is organized knowledge.

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

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The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.

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Volumes might be written upon the impiety of the pious.

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What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.

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The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities have been wrong must not blind us to the complementary fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong.

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The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is - a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.

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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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No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.

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Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.

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All socialism involves slavery.

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Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding.

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