8 Penetrating Quotes from Will Durant

Intellectual Takeout | December 22, 2015

8 Penetrating Quotes from Will Durant

1. “Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”



2. “The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character, the only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.”



3. “It is a mistake to think that the past is dead. Nothing that has ever happened is quite without influence at this moment.”



4. “To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.”



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



6. “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within.”



7. “I feel for all faiths the warm sympathy of one who has come to learn that even the trust in reason is a precarious faith, and that we are all fragments of darkness groping for the sun.”



8. “No man who is in a hurry is quite civilized.”