William J. Durant

American historian and writer

Lived from: 1885-1981

Category: History and sociology | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.
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    Destroy it. There may be a redistribution of the land, but the natural inequality of men soon re-creates an inequality of possessions and privileges, and raises to power a new minority with essentially the same instincts as the old.
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    Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.
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    Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principles.
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    Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
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    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.
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    Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
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    Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.
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    Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
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    Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
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    No man who is in a hurry is quite civilized.
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    Nothing is new except arrangement.
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    The family is the nucleus of civilization.
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    The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes, rather than their minds.
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    There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.
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