Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime
Quote by Will Durant
Men forget that a value judgment has a raison d'Ãªtre only as a preparation for...
Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.
Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us, but because they will...
The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.
As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy.
The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers and...
The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a...
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Inquiry is fatal to certainty
History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.
The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things--the power to tell the...
Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little...
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to...
I am not against hasty marriages, where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate...
Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.
If man asks for many laws it is only because he is sure that his...
Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.