Facts about Will Durant

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Will Durant was a famous Historian from USA, who lived between November 5, 1885 and November 7, 1981. He/she became 96 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Will, under the main topic Education.

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Famous quotes by Will Durant (36)


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"When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near"
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"Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory"
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"If man asks for many laws it is only because he is sure that his neighbor needs them; privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist, and thinks laws in his own case superfluous"
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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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"Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice"
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"As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy"
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"Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn"
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"The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds"
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"Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance"
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"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance"
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"Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos"
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"The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife"
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"The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages"
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"Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions"
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"Man became free when he recognized that he was subject to law"
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"Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art"
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"The family is the nucleus of civilization"
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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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"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance"
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"The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers and raises the questions that have bothered him to the last day of his life, knowing he will never get the answers"
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"Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance"
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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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"Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle"
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"Education is the transmission of civilization"
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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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"Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul"
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"Inquiry is fatal to certainty"
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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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"I am not against hasty marriages, where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income"
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"History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice"
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"Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent"
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"Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom"
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"Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal"
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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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"Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity"
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"A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist"


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