Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Herbert Spencer (April 27, 1820 – December 8, 1903), philosopher and social theorist. He is best known for coining the phrase "survival of the fittest".

"Time: That which man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him." - Herbert Spencer

"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools." - Herbert Spencer

"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." - 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

"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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