Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
More Quotes from Herbert Spencer:Life is the continuous adjustment of external relations.
A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
Government is essentially immoral.
There is one principle that can keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That is contempt prior to investigation.
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