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Herbert Spencer Quotes

A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance.

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.

A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.

All socialism involves slavery.

An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.

Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.

Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.

Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.

Education has for its object the formation of character.

Every cause produces more than one effect.

Government is essentially immoral.

Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.

How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.

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

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

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.

Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.

Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage".

Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.

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.