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WILLIAM JAMES (WILL) DURANT
American historian and author
(1885 - 1981)
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A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist.
      - [Statesmanship]

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
      - [Change]

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
      - [Education]

Even when repressed, inequality grows; only the man who is below the average in economic ability desires equality; those who are conscious of superior ability desire freedom, and in the end superior ability has its way.
      - [Inequality]

Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.
      - [Government]

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
      - [Science]

From the point of view of morals, life seems to he divided into two periods; in the first we indulge, in the second we preach.
      - [Morality]

Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
      - [Questions]

Man became free when he recognized that he was subject to law.
      - [Law]

Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.
      - [Morality]

Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.
      - [History]

No man who is in a hurry is quite civilized.
      - [Haste]

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
      - [Silence]

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

The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife.
      - [Love]

Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
      - [Truth]


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