Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.
More Quotes from Herbert Spencer:Volumes might be written upon the impiety of the pious.
Or it needs only to look back over past centuries and the iniquities alike of populace, nobles, kings, and popes to perceive an almost incomprehensible futility of the beliefs everywhere held and perpetually insisted upon.
Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror.
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.
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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