Best Quotes by Will Durant (Top 10)

  1. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
  2. Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day
  3. The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
  4. Those who have suffered much become very bitter or very gentle.
  5. Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
  6. Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
  7. There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war.
  8. In progressive societies the concentration[of wealth] may reach a point where the strength of number in the many poor rivals the strength of ability in the few rich; then the unstable equilibrium generates a critical situation, which history has diversely met by legislation redistributing wealth or by revolution distributing poverty.
  9. India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.
  10. The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.

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