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Will Durant

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Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

— Will Durant

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How much more suffering is caused by the thought of death than by death itself.

— Will Durant

#life-is-evil #schopenhauer #death

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.

— Will Durant

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Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art; it arises in hypothesis and flows into achievement.

— Will Durant

#science #art

Rome remained great as long as she had enemies who forced her to unity, vision, and heroism. When she had overcome them all she flourished for a moment and then began to die.

— Will Durant


Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias. For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails the other dies.

— Will Durant

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So the story of man runs in a dreary circle, because he is not yet master of the earth that holds him.

— Will Durant

#commanding-nature #eternal-recurrence #history #history-repeating-itself #science

but now and then liberty, in the slogans of the strong, means freedom from restraint in the exploitation of the weak.

— Will Durant

#liberty #freedom

But the new generation had tasted the wine of philosophy; and from this time onward the rich youth of Rome went eagerly to Athens and Rhodes to exchange their oldest faith for the newest doubts.

— Will Durant

#faith #philosophy #rome #faith

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.

— Will Durant

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Durant Will (2003) An Invitation to Philosophy: Essays and Talks on the Love of Wisdom. 2 which never saw publication. He makes a mighty fine talk.

William James Durant (November 5 1885 – November 7 1981) was a prolific American writer historian and philosopher. He sought to unify and humanize the great body of historical knowledge which had grown too voluminous and become fragmented into esoteric specialties and to vitalize it for contemporary application. He is best known for The Story of Civilization 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife Ariel Durant and publiWill Durantd between 1935 and 1975.

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