Herbert Spencer Quotes (95 quotes)
“When men hire themselves out to shoot other men to order, asking nothing about the justice of their cause, I don't care if they are shot themselves.”
Patriotism, Pg. 126. - Facts and comments (1902)
“Thus poetry, regarded as a vehicle of thought, is especially impressive partly because it obeys all the laws of effective speech, and partly because in so doing it imitates the natural utterances of excitement.”
Pt. I, sec. 6, The Effect of Poetry Explained. - The Philosophy of Style (1852)
“Architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and poetry, may truly be called the efflorescence of civilised life.”
Education: What Knowledge Is of Most Worth? - Essays on Education (1861)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHerbert Spencer
Born: April 27, 1820
Died: December 8, 1903 (aged 83)
Bio: Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era.