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Motivational William Durant Quotes And Sayings

William Durant Quotes:-William Durant was an American writer, historian, and philosopher. The son of French Canadian immigrants from Quebec, Durant first planned to study for the priesthood, but an interest in socialism and biology thwarted those plans.

William Durant was born on 5 November 1885, North Adams, Massachusetts, United States. And Died on 7 November 1981, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States. He got Award Presidential Medal of Freedom, Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

Motivational William Durant Quotes

“We Americans are the best-informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are not the best informed as to the events of the last sixty centuries.”-William Durant

Motivational William Durant Quotes

“The inquiry is fatal to certainty.”-William Durant


“Education is the transmission of civilization.”-William Durant


“The family is the nucleus of civilization.”-William Durant


“Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.”-William Durant


“Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.”-William Durant


“Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.”-William Durant


“Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.”-William Durant


“A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist.”-William Durant


“When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near.”-William Durant


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”-William Durant


“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.”-William Durant


“Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.”-William Durant


“The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.”-William Durant


“To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.”-William Durant


“History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.”-William Durant


“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”-William Durant


“Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.”-William Durant


“Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.”-William Durant


“As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy.”-William Durant


Best Inspirational William Durant Quotes


“Civilization is the order and freedom are promoting cultural activity.”-William Durant


“A man became free when he recognized that he was subject to the law.”-William Durant


“We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway.”-William Durant


“The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife.”-William Durant


“Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.”-William Durant


“Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.”-William Durant


“Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.”-William Durant


“Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.”-William Durant


“The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.”-William Durant


“There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.”-William Durant


“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.”-William Durant


Top 10 Inspirational William Durant Quotes


“The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It’s the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages.”-William Durant


“If a 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.”-William Durant


“One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.”-William Durant


“Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.”-William Durant


“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.”-William Durant


“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.”-William Durant


“I am not against hasty marriages, where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.”-William Durant


“Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.”-William Durant


“Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.”-William Durant


“Every vice was once virtue and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.”-William Durant


“Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.”-William Durant