"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Will Durant on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Will Durant on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Will Durant on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Will Durant on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Will Durant on Thomas Jefferson
"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."