"Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Will Durant on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Will Durant on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Will Durant on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Will Durant on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Will Durant on Thomas Paine
"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."