Will Durant





Will Durant

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born
in North Adams, Massachusetts, The United States
November 05, 1885

died
November 07, 1981

gender
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William James Durant was a prolific American writer, historian, and philosopher. He is best known for the 11-volume The Story of Civilization, written in collaboration with his wife Ariel and published between 1935 and 1975. He was earlier noted for his book, The Story of Philosophy, written in 1926, which was considered "a groundbreaking work that helped to popularize philosophy."

They were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1967 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.


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“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”
Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
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“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”
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