Will Durant Quote
“To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves; let us be above such transparent egotism. If you can't say good and encouraging things, say nothing. Nothing is often a good thing to do, and always a clever thing to say.”
Durant, Will. Commencement Speech. We Have a Right To Be Happy Today. Webb School of Claremont, CA. 7 Jun 1958.
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”
―John Maynard Keynes
As quoted in: "Christianity and human relations in industry" (1951) by Sir George Schuster, p. 109
“Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.”
An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798), Chapter I
Discourses, Book I, ch. 24
Born: November 5, 1885
Died: November 7, 1981 (aged 96)
Occupation: Historian, writer, philosopher, teacher
Bio: William James Durant was a prolific American writer, historian, and philosopher. He is best known for 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, written in 1926, which one observer described as a groundbreaking work that helped to popularize philosophy.