Quotes by Will Durant

Will Durant

Will Durant

American writer, historian, and philosopher

Alive from: 1885-1981

Category: History and sociology | Philosophers | Writers (Contemporary) | CountryAmerican

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    A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist.
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    History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.
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    As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy.
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    Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.
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    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
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    Education is the transmission of civilization.
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    Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
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    Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.
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    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.
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    Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
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    Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
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    Man became free when he recognized that he was subject to law.
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    Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.
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    Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
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    One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
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