Will and Ariel Durant Quotes

Peace is an unstable equilibrium, which can be preserved only by acknowledged supremacy or equal power.

Christianity did not destroy paganism; it adopted it. The Greek mind dying, came to a tranmigrated life in the theology and liturgy of the Church; the Greek language, having reigned for centuries over philosophy, became the vehicle of Christian literature and ritual; the Greek mysteries passed down into the impressive mystery of the Mass. Other […]

Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.

To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.

A proletarian dictatorship is never proletarian.

Not only is competition the life of trade, it is the trade of life.

Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened […]

A Pasteur, a Morse, an Edison, a Ford, a Wright, a Marx, a Lenin, a Mao Tse Tung are the effects of numberless causes, the causes of endless effects.

The aristocrat looks upon artists as manual laborers. He prefers the art of life to the life of art.