Will Durant

1885 - 1981

A Quote by Will Durant on mistakes, failures, and resilience

“Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do right now, and do it. Today is your lucky day.”

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

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A Quote by Will Durant on beginning, custom, minorities, and truth

Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

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A Quote by Will Durant on civilization and family

The family is the nucleus of civilization.

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

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A Quote by Will Durant on future and justice

The future never just happened. It was created.

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

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A Quote by Will Durant on desires, knowledge, and soul

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.

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A Quote by Will Durant on beginning, chaos, civilization, liberty, and order

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.

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A Quote by Will Durant on acting, machines, majorities, minorities, and politics

The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.

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A Quote by Will Durant on admiration, love, modesty, pride, and wishes

If you wish to be loved, be modest; if you wish to be admired, be proud; if you wish both, combine external modesty with internal pride.

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A Quote by Will Durant on character, improvement, individuality, mind, revolution, and saints

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.

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

Source: Will and Ariel Durant, The Lessons of History (Simon & Schuster, 1968), p.72

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A Quote by Will Durant on discovery, education, and ignorance

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

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