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American Writer and Historian, collaborator of his wife, Ariel Durant. 1885-1981
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The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers and raises the questions that have bothered him to the last day of his life, knowing he will never get the answers.
Death and dyingWonder
The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.
Actors and actingPolitics
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes and fears rather than with their minds.
The worship of Mary transformed Catholicism from a religion of terror - perhaps necessary in the Dark Ages - into a religion of mercy and love
There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war
Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.
Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent
We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries
America and Americans
When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near
When people ask me to compare the 20th century to older civilizations, I always say the same thing: "The situation is normal."
Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.
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