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Herbert Spencer Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Marriage

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

Education has for its object the formation of character.
- Herbert Spencer

 

Government is essentially immoral.
- Herbert Spencer

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

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

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

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

When a man's knowledge is not in order,
the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.
- Herbert Spencer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every cause produces more than one effect.
- Herbert Spencer

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

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

All socialism involves slavery.
- Herbert Spencer

How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
- Herbert Spencer

Science is organized knowledge.
- Herbert Spencer

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

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
- Herbert Spencer

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

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

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

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

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

Our lives are universally shortened by our 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

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

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you're sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch

A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

Love is moral even without legal marriage,
but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
- St.
Jerome

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
- Moliere

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards,
I believe, the American family.
- John Boehner

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

In every marriage more than a week old,
there are grounds for divorce.
The trick is to find, and continue to find,
grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson


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