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American Writer and Historian, collaborator of his wife, Ariel Durant. 1885-1981
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If man asks for many laws it is only because he is sure that his neighbor needs them; privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist, and thinks laws in his own case superfluous.
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.
India was the mother 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 Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity, mother through village communities of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.
Inquiry is fatal to certainty
It came to me that reform should begin at home, and since that day I have
not had time to remake the world.
It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
Man became free when he recognized that he was subject to law
Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions
Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years
Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
No man who is in a hurry is quite civilized
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say
Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance
Perhaps Gandhi failed as saints are likely to fail in this very hostile, selfish and Darwinian world. But these very failures are the eternal successes attained by saintly people as they can never stoop to the detestable levels of this materialistic world in which each one is running after the god of Mammon.
Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance
The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages.
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife.
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