Herbert Spencer

English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903)

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A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.Rate it:
Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.Rate it:
Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.Rate it:
Education has for its object the formation of character.Rate it:
How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.Rate it:
If men use their liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves If people by a plebiscite elect a man despot over them, do they remain free because the despotism was of their own makingRate it:
Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.Rate it:
Science is organized knowledge.Rate it:
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.Rate it:
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.Rate it:
There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation.Rate it:

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