"Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Will Durant on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Will Durant on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Will Durant on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Will Durant on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Will Durant on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure."
"Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art."
"To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy."
"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."