The Survival of a Fitting Quotation
" T here 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."
— Herbert Spencer
About this article Most members of . are familiar with this oft repeated quote. The concept has become part of the . way of life. However, the research of Michael StGeorge† makes it plain that Herbert Spencer didn't write it.
†Mr. StGeorge is not an . member so his full name is used here . The Survival of a Fitting Quotation By Michael StGeorge