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Will Durant – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Will Durant

 

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.

– Will Durant


There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.

– Will Durant


Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.

– Will Durant


To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.

– Will Durant


We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.

– Will Durant


Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.

– Will Durant


Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

– Will Durant


Education is the transmission of civilization.

– Will Durant


Sixty years ago I knew everything now I know nothing education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

– Will Durant


Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.

– Will Durant


The family is the nucleus of civilization.

– Will Durant


Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity.

– Will Durant


We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway.

– Will Durant


To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.

– Will Durant


Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.

– Will Durant


Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.

– Will Durant


History is mostly guessing the rest is prejudice.

– Will Durant


One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

– Will Durant


The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.

– Will Durant


Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.

– Will Durant


Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.

– Will Durant


Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.

– Will Durant


Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.

– Will Durant


It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.

– Will Durant


Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.

– Will Durant


There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war.

– Will Durant


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