Herbert Spencer Quotes

All socialism involves slavery.

Volumes might be written upon the impiety of the pious.

We have unmistakable proof that throughout all past time, there has been a ceaseless devouring of the weak by the strong.

A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind.

Progress, therefore, is not an accident, but a necessity… it is part of nature.

Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts – as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.

Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.

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.

There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That principle is contempt prior to investigation.

All socialism involves slavery… That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labors under coercion to satisfy another’s desires.