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Herbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era.

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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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The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires ...

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People are beginning to see that the first requisite to success in life is to be a good animal.

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A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment t ...

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

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Feudalism, serfdom, slavery, all tyrannical institutions, are merely the most vigorous kind to rule, ...

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Mother, when your children are irritable, do not make them more so by scolding and fault-finding, bu ...

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Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, minist ...

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We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.

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It is a mistake to assume that government must necessarily last forever. The institution marks a cer ...

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Education has for its object the formation of character. To curb restive propensities, to awaken dor ...

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There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which cannot fail to keep a man in ever ...

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Regarding language as an apparatus of symbols for the conveyance of thought, we may say that, as in ...

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Never educate a child to be a gentleman or lady alone, but to be a man, a woman.

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