Will Durant Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Will Durant quotes, Will Durant sayings, and Will Durant proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Will Durant
Hunting is now to most of us a game, whose relish seems based upon some mystic remembrance, in the blood, of ancient days when to hunter as well as hunted it was a matter of life and death. Will Durant
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
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. Will Durant
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Will Durant
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. Will Durant
The political machine triumphs because it is united minority acting against a divided majority. Will Durant
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Will Durant
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Will Durant
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art. Will Durant
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. Will Durant
Today's rebel is tomorrow's tyrant. Will Durant
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Will Durant
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art. Will Durant
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. Will Durant
Communism is the opiate of the people. Will Durant
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos. Will Durant
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. Will Durant
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. Will Durant
Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity. Will Durant
Tolerance grows only when faith loses certainty; certainty is murderous. Will Durant
The family is the nucleus of civilization. Will Durant
I came to think of myself, not as a dance and chaos of molecules, but as a brief and minute portion of that majestic process. Will Durant
Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance. Will Durant
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing. Education is the progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Will Durant
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Will Durant
The Institutional Church (ecclesia) has killed only two kinds of people: Those who do not believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ, and those who do. Will Durant
The crossroads of trade are the meeting place of ideas, the attrition ground of rival customs and beliefs; diversities beget conflict, comparison, thought; superstitions cancel one another, and reason begins. Will Durant
Life seems to be divided into two periods: in the first we indulge, in the second we preach. Will Durant
A nation is born stoic and dies epicurean. Will Durant