Will Durant Quotes

Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.




Will Durant, 1885-1982, Historian, Story of Philosophy

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Will Durant
Will Durant
  • Born: November 5, 1885
  • Died: November 7, 1981
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Historian

William James "Will" Durant 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".