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Engrave this Quote Education has for its object the formation of character. To curb restive propensities, to awaken dormant sentiments, to strengthen the perceptions, and cultivate the tastes, to encourage this feeling and repress that, so as finally to develop the child into a man of well proportioned and harmonious naturethis is alike the aim of parent and teacher.
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Engrave this Quote All socialism involves slavery. That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labours under coercion to satisfy anothers desires.
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Engrave this Quote 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.
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Change
Engrave this Quote A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
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Confusion
Engrave this Quote When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has, the greater will be his confusion.
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Evolution
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Government
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Happiness
Engrave this Quote Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
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Health
Engrave this Quote The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
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Justice
Engrave this Quote A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
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Law
Engrave this Quote The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
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Engrave this Quote A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
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Life
Engrave this Quote Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
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Love
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Marriage
Engrave this Quote Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
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Questions
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Herbert Spencer, Principles of Biology, London, 1864
Risk
Engrave this Quote Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
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Royalty, Kings, Queens
Engrave this Quote Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.
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Science
Engrave this Quote In science the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances.
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Engrave this Quote Science is organized knowledge.
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Time
Engrave this Quote Time: that which man is always trying to kill, ends in killing him.
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Words
Engrave this Quote How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
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Youth
Engrave this Quote It was remarked to me by the late Mr. Charles Roupell . . . that to play billiards well was a sign of an ill-spent youth.
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-Herbert Spencer, In Life and Letters of Spencer, ch. 20, by Duncan.

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