Will Durant Quotes

Will Durant Quotes: So prominent was the Jewish role in the foreign commerce of Europe that those nations that received the Jews gained and the countries that excluded them lost in the volume of international trade.
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Will Durant Quote: Man became free when he recognized that he was subject to law.
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Quotes about Will Durant: Progress is the domination of chaos by mind and purpose, of matter by form and will. It need not be continuous to be real.
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Quote about Will Durant: Science without philosophy, facts without perspective and valuation, cannot save us from havoc and despair. Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
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Will Durant Sayings: 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.
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Will Durant Saying: The failure of the reformation to capture France had left for the Frenchmen no half-way house between infallibility and infidelity; and while the intellect of Germany and England moved leisurely in the lines of religious evolution, the mind of France leaped from the hot faith which had massacred the Huguenots to cold hostility with which La Mettrie, Helvetius, Holbach, and Diderot turned upon the religion of the fathers.
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Sayings about Will Durant: All deductions having been made, democracy has done less harm, and more good, than any other form of government. It gave to human existence a zest and camaraderie that outweighed its pitfalls and defects. It gave to thought and science and enterprise the freedom essential to their operation and growth. It broke down the walls of privilege and class, and in each generation it raised up ability from every rank and place.
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Saying about Will Durant: Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.
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Will Durant Quotes: Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
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Will Durant Quote: The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character, the only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.
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Quotes about Will Durant: Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
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Quote about Will Durant: Does history warrant the conclusion that religion is necessary to morality - that a natural ethic is too weak to withstand the savagery that lurks under civilization and emerges in our dreams, crimes and wars? ... There is no significant example in history, before our time, of a society successfully maintaining moral life without the aid of religion.
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Will Durant Sayings: A great civilization is not conquered from without, until it has destroyed itself from within. The essential causes of Rome's decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.
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Will Durant Saying: India was the motherland of our race and Samskrit the mother of Europe 's languages...Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.
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Sayings about Will Durant: A history of civilization shares the presumptuousness of every philosophical enterprise: it offers the ridiculous spectacle of a fragment expounding the whole. Like philosophy, such a venture has no rational excuse, and is at best but a brave stupidity; but let us hope that, like philosophy, it will always lure some rash spirits into its fatal depths.
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Saying about Will Durant: There is no real philosophy until the mind turns around and examines itself.
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Will Durant Quotes: The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
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