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Herbert Spencer
(1820-1903) born on
Apr 27
English naturalist, philosopher. He applied Darwin's theory of evolution to philosophy and popularized the idea of "survival of the fittest;" wrote "Principles of Sociology," 1876-96.
         
   
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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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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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Only when genius is married to science, can the biggest results be produced.
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In science the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances.
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The survival of the fittest, which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called "natural selection, or the preservation of favored races in the struggle for life."
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Life and Letters of Spencer," ch. 20, by Duncan.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
N: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
K: "Principles of Biology," pt 3, ch. 12, 1864-1867.
   


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