Will Durant

United States historian (1885-1981)

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Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.Rate it:
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.Rate it:
Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing song.Rate it:
Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.Rate it:
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.Rate it:
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it.Rate it:
Inquiry is fatal to certainty.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.Rate it:
Never mind your happiness; do your duty.Rate it:
Nothing is new except arrangement.Rate it:
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.Rate it:
The health of nations is more important than the wealth of nations.Rate it:
The laws that Charondas gave to Catana,... A man might divorce his wife, or a wife her husband, said Charondas, but then he or she must not marry anyone younger than the divorced mate.Rate it:
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes, rather than their minds.Rate it:
Those who have suffered much become very bitter or very gentle.Rate it:
Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.Rate it:
Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.Rate it:

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