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About Herbert Spencer
Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, and sociologist.
A contemporary of Charles Darwin, Herbert Spencer had similar theories about evolution to Darwin. Spencer is credited as a developer of the theory of evolution. It is said that he wrote about evolution even before Darwin, though some of his work is commentary of the theories of Darwin. For example, he coined the term survival of the fittest in reaction to On the Origin of Species by Darwin. Spencer also contributed to other fields. He was extremely influential during the early 1900s, but is now mostly only remembered for his thoughts on evolution.
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Famous quotes by Herbert Spencer
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.Herbert Spencer
Education has for its object the formation of character.Herbert Spencer
Government is essentially immoral.Herbert Spencer
Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.Herbert Spencer
In science the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances.Herbert Spencer
Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.Herbert Spencer
Marriage: A word which should be pronounced 'mirage'.Herbert Spencer
Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.Herbert Spencer
Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.Herbert Spencer
Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror.Herbert Spencer
People are beginning to see that the first requisite to success in life is to be a good animal.Herbert Spencer
Science is organized knowledge.Herbert Spencer
Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.Herbert Spencer
The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship.Herbert Spencer
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.Herbert Spencer
The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is - a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.Herbert Spencer
The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.Herbert Spencer
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.Herbert Spencer
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.Herbert Spencer
Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.Herbert Spencer
We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.Herbert Spencer
When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.Herbert Spencer
Herbert Spencer's Popularity
Herbert Spencer was a famous English philosopher, who was born on April 27, 1820. As a person born on this date, Herbert Spencer is listed in our database as the 25th most popular celebrity for the day (April 27) and the 4th most popular for the year (1820).
People born on April 27 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Herbert Spencer is the 874th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Herbert Spencer's birthday, Herbert Spencer is the 816th most famous English.
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