- Name: Will Durant
- Born: 11/05/1885
- Died: 11/07/1981 (96 years old)
- Occupation: Historian, writer, philosopher, teacher
William James Durant (//; November 5, 1885 – November 7, 1981) was an American writer, historian, and philosopher. He became best known for his work The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife, Ariel Durant, and published between 1935 and 1975. He was earlier noted for The Story of Philosophy (1926), described as “a groundbreaking work that helped to popularize philosophy”.
Birth Name: William James Durant
School: Saint Peter’s College (B.A., 1907), Columbia University (PhD, philosophy, 1917)
Birth Place: North Adams, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Will Durant quotes :
The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife.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
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.Will Durant
Sixty years ago I knew everything now I know nothing education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.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
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.Will Durant
Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.Will Durant
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.Will Durant