Will Durant, fully William James "Will" Durant

Will
Durant, fully William James "Will" Durant
1885
1981

American Writer, Historian and Philosopher, known for The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife Ariel Durant

Author Quotes

Nothing is new except arrangement.

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

The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.

Voltaire has said if you want to talk to me knew what it says and select your saying. How could shrink and talk turns to if he dared section Almtnaakecon determine their and Jmlhm words, this is the first and the other in logic, and his heart and soul, that the subject is important in an interview to the most serious types of definition, identification and examination. It's a tough way, and exam where there is no mercy for the mind

Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a good thing to say.

Science is organized knowledge, wisdom is organized life.

The Roman government gave them bread and circuses. Today we give them bread and elections.

War is one of the constants of history, and it has not diminished with civilization or democracy.

India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.

One of the lessons of history is that the gods can be silent in many languages.

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

The State, which had so often called for a reform of the Church, was now part of the evils, for the bishops were appointed by the King.

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.

India will teach us the tolerance and gentleness of mature mind, understanding spirit and a unifying, pacifying love for all human beings.

Other studies may tell us how man might behave, or how he should behave; history tells us how he has behaved for six thousand years. One who knows that record is in large measure protected in advance against the delusions and disillusionments of his time.

So the story of man runs in a dreary circle, because he is not yet master of the earth that holds him.

The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river.

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

Inquiry is fatal to certainty.

Out of every hundred new ideas ninety-nine or more will probably be inferior to the traditional responses which they propose to replace. No one man, however brilliant or well-informed, can come in one lifetime to such fullness of understanding as to safely judge and dismiss the customs or institutions of his society, for those are the wisdom of generations after centuries of experiment in the laboratory of history.

Spinoza says: We Taatqazva reasons of all foreign hand, and move Kamoaj paid headwinds do not know anything about our fate. If a person controlled by emotions do not think only one aspect of the situation. The thought alone humans can see all aspects of his position. The passion incomplete idea. And a great instinctive emotions as the driving force, but serious as a guide for us, because every one of the instincts are looking for satisfying desires, is not interested in the interests of all personal. Any destruction came down to people because of excessive greed and love of strife or even desires ???? Obaid instincts that control them. The emotions that attack us every day linked to a part of the body that is affected more than the rest of the parts, and extreme emotions and prevent the mind from thinking only in one subject, no longer the strength to think of other things Spinoza says: We Taatqazva reasons of all foreign hand, and move Kamoaj paid headwinds do not know anything about our fate. If a person controlled by emotions do not think only one aspect of the situation. The thought alone humans can see all aspects of his position. The passion incomplete idea. And a great instinctive emotions as the driving force, but serious as a guide for us, because every one of the instincts are looking for satisfying desires, is not interested in the interests of all personal. Any destruction came down to people because of excessive greed and love of strife or even desires ???? Obaid instincts that control them. The emotions that attack us every day linked to a part of the body that is affected more than the rest of the parts, and extreme emotions and prevent the mind from thinking only in one subject, no longer the strength to think of other things Spinoza says: We Taatqazva reasons of all foreign hand, and move Kamoaj paid headwinds do not know anything about our fate. If a person controlled by emotions do not think only one aspect of the situation. The thought alone humans can see all aspects of his position. The passion incomplete idea. And a great instinctive emotions as the driving force, but serious as a guide for us, because every one of the instincts are looking for satisfying desires, is not interested in the interests of all personal. Any destruction came down to people because of excessive greed and love of strife or even desires ???? Obaid instincts that control them. The emotions that attack us every day linked to a part of the body that is affected more than the rest of the parts, and extreme emotions and prevent the mind from thinking only in one subject, no longer the strength to think of other things

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

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.

It came to me that reform should begin at home, and since that day I have not had time to remake the world.

Peace is an unstable equilibrium, which can be preserved only by acknowledged supremacy or equal power.

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First Name
Will
Last Name
Durant, fully William James "Will" Durant
Birth Date
1885
Death Date
1981
Bio

American Writer, Historian and Philosopher, known for The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife Ariel Durant