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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.
    (Will Durant)

  • As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy.
    (Will Durant)

  • Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
    (Will Durant)

  • Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.
    (Will Durant)

  • We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.
    (Will Durant)


  • Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
    (Will Durant)

  • 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.
    (Will Durant)

  • Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.
    (Will Durant)

  • To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
    (Will Durant)

  • The future never just happened. It was created.
    (Will Durant)

  • If you wish to be loved, be modest if you wish to be admired, be proud if you wish both, combine external modesty with internal pride.
    (Will Durant)

  • Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
    (Will Durant)

  • Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.
    (Will Durant)

  • Continue to express your dissent and your needs, but remember to remain civilized, for you will sorely miss civilization if it is sacrified in the turbulence of change
    (Will Durant)

  • There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war.
    (Will Durant)


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