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Read through the most famous quotes from Will Durant
How much more suffering is caused by the thought of death than by death itself. ↗
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. ↗
So the story of man runs in a dreary circle, because he is not yet master of the earth that holds him. ↗
#commanding-nature #eternal-recurrence #history #history-repeating-itself #science
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. ↗
#faith #philosophy #rome #faith
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.