Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wise words - Herbert Spencer ***

Quotes of Herbert Spencer:

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.

Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.

Education has for its object the formation of character.

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.

Every cause produces more than one effect.

Government is essentially immoral.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced.

When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.

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