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The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past,
by 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

Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage".
- Herbert Spencer

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

The behavior of men to the lower animals,
and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship.
- Herbert Spencer

 

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

Government is essentially immoral.
- 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

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We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced.
- Herbert Spencer

Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits
know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.
- Herbert Spencer

How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
- Herbert Spencer

All socialism involves slavery.
- Herbert Spencer

Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
- Herbert Spencer

Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
- Herbert Spencer

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

People are beginning to see that the first requisite
to success in life is to be a good animal.
- Herbert Spencer

Civilization is a progress from an indefinite,
incoherent homogeneity toward a definite,
coherent heterogeneity.
- Herbert Spencer

Science is organized knowledge.
- Herbert Spencer

Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained;
most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
- Herbert Spencer

A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
- Herbert Spencer

Volumes might be written upon the impiety of the pious.
- Herbert Spencer

We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom,
and yet it clearly is one.
- 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

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

The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities
have been wrong must not blind us to the complementary
fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong.
- 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

In science the important thing is to modify and change
one's ideas as science advances.
- Herbert Spencer

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

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by
the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
- 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

Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.
- Herbert Spencer

Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

Every cause produces more than one effect.
- 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

Love is life's end, but never ending.
Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending.
Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding.
- Herbert Spencer

The preservation of health is a duty.
Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
- Herbert Spencer

Education has for its object the formation of character.
- 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

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

Every day is a new beginning -
a day for a new plan and new action.
If today, in conscious awareness, you choose
the same plan as yesterday, you are wise.
If you choose a different plan, you are equally wise.
Whatever you choose, choose with intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller


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