37 Inspirational Will Durant Quotes On Success

37 Inspirational Will Durant Quotes On Success

Will Durant was an American writer, historian, and philosopher. He is best known for The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife, Ariel Durant. May his quotes inspire you to become wise so that you may live life on your terms.

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

“Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.” Will Durant

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

“Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us, but because they will laugh at us; through them we learn a little objectivity, a little modesty, a little courtesy; we learn the rules of life and become better players of the game.” Will 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.” Will Durant

“Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.” Will Durant

“Man became free when he recognized that he was subject to law.” Will Durant

Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty.” Will Durant

“Education is the transmission of civilization.” Will 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.” Will Durant

“Truth will make us free.” Will Durant

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

“Man is an emotional animal, occasionally rational; and through his feelings he can be deceived to his heart’s content.” Will Durant

“In the end, nothing is lost. Every event, for good or evil, has effects forever.” Will Durant

“Those who know nothing about history are doomed forever to repeat it.” Will Durant

“We teach more by what we are than by what we teach.” Will Durant

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

“Love is the most practical thing in the world. If you take an attitude of love toward everybody you meet, you’ll eventually get along.” Will Durant

“Those who have suffered much become very bitter or very gentle.” Will Durant

“If we have never been amazed by the very fact that we exist, we are squandering the greatest fact of all.” Will Durant

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

“There is no real philosophy until the mind turns around and examines itself.” Will Durant

“History assures us that civilizations decay quite leisurely.” Will Durant

“And last are the few whose delight is in meditation and understanding; who yearn not for goods, nor for victory, but for knowledge; who leave both market and battlefield to lose themselves in the quiet clarity of secluded thought; whose will is a light rather than a fire, whose haven is not power but truth: these are the men of wisdom, who stand aside unused by the world.” Will Durant

“The past is not dead. Indeed, it is often not even past.” Will Durant

“Who will dare to write a history of human goodness?” Will Durant

“The great snare of thought is uncritical acceptance of irrational assumptions.” Will Durant

“So I should say that civilizations begin with religion and stoicism: they end with scepticism and unbelief, and the undisciplined pursuit of individual pleasure. A civilization is born stoic and dies epicurean.” Will Durant

“The world wisely prefers happiness to wisdom.” Will Durant

“Wherever men do things, other men will arise who will explain to them how things should be done.” Will Durant

“History reports that the men who can manage men manage the men who can manage only things, and the men who can manage money manage all.” Will Durant

“As knowledge grew, fear decreased; men thought less of worshiping the unknown, and more of overcoming it.” Will Durant

“The time when you need to do something is when no one else is willing to do it, when people are saying it can’t be done.” Will Durant

“The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character, the only real emancipation is individual.” Will Durant

“The future never just happened. It was created.” Will Durant

“Cultivate your garden. Do not depend upon teachers to educate you… follow your own bent, pursue your curiosity bravely, express yourself, make your own harmony.” Will Durant

“Wisdom is organized life.” Will Durant

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