Herbert Spencer Quotes

Unlike private enterprise which quickly modifies its actions to meet emergencies — … the law-made instrumentality lumbers on under all varieties of circumstances at its habitual rate. By its very nature it is fitted only for average requirements, and inevitably fails under unusual requirements.

Most Americans believe that the discovery of the inferiority of government operations compared to the businesses world was made in the latter part of the 20th century. But here is a famous Englishman in 1891 telling the world in his publication.

Herbert Spencer, 1820-1903, British Social Philosopher & Economist, Essays: Scientific, Political, and Speculative, “Over-Legislation”, 1891

Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations

Herbert Spencer
Herbert Spencer
  • Born: April 27, 1820
  • Died: December 8, 1903
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Philosopher

Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era.

Trending Quotes