Quotes by Will Durant

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit."
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"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."
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"To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. . . let us be above such transparent egotism."
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Greatness then, is not an act, but a habit"
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Books by Will Durant

  • The Lessons of History
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  • July 1st 1997 by Fine Communications,US

    (first published January 1st 1968)

  • لذات فلسفه
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  • 2000 by علمی و فرهنگی

    (first published May 1st 1929)

Will Durant
  • Will Durant

  • Date of birth: November 05, 1885
  • Died: November 07, 1981
  • Born: in North Adams, Massachusetts, The United States.

  • Description: William James Durant was a prolific American writer, historian, and philosopher. He is best known for the 11-volume The Story of Civilization, written in collaboration with his wife Ariel and published between 1935 and 1975. He was earlier noted for his book, The Story of Philosophy, written in 1926, which was considered "a groundbreaking work that helped to popularize philosophy."

    They were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1967 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

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