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Questionable Quote from Herbert Spencer,

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information,
which is a proof against all argument, and
which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance –
that principle is condemnation before investigation."


Herbert Spencer (more quotes by Herbert Spencer or books by/about Herbert Spencer)

(1820-1903) British author, economist, philosopher


Often cited as a quote from Social Statics (1850); however, the quote is not in the text:


Ignorance, Learning, Prejudice, Racism, Reason, Respect, Tolerance, Wisdom


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