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Herbert Spencer

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The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.

— Herbert Spencer

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The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.

— Herbert Spencer


Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.

— Herbert Spencer


No man is equal to his book. All the best products of his mental activity go into his book, where they come separated from the mass of inferior products with which they are mingled in his daily talk.

— Herbert Spencer

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

— Herbert Spencer

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Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.

— Herbert Spencer

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

— Herbert Spencer

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Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.

— Herbert Spencer

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All socialism involves slavery.

— Herbert Spencer

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How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.

— Herbert Spencer

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About Herbert Spencer

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The exception to Spencer's growing conservativism was that he remained throughout his life an ardent opponent of imperialism and militarism. Through this paradigm Spencer aimed to reconcile the associationist psychology of Mill's Logic the notion that human mind was constructed from atomic sensations held together by the laws of the association of ideas with the apparently more 'scientific' theory of phrenology which located specific mental functions in specific parts of the brain. At Spencer's funeral the Indian nationalist leader Shyamji Krishnavarma announced a donation of £1000 to establish a lectureship at Oxford University in tribute to Spencer and his work.

This term strongly suggests natural selection yet as Spencer extended evolution into realms of sociology and ethics he also made use of Lamarckism. " As a polymath he contributed to a wide range of subjects including ethics religion anthropology economics political theory philosophy biology sociology and psychology. He was "an enthusiastic exponent of evolution" and even "wrote about evolution before Darwin did.

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