Quotations by Author

Herbert Spencer

How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.

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

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.

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

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

Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.

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.

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