Will Durant’s Book ‘The Lessons of History ‘

Here are a few quotes from it:

– “Democracy is the most difficult of all forms of government, since it requires the widest spread of intelligence, and we forgot to make ourselves intelligent when we made ourselves sovereign. Education has spread, but intelligence is perpetually retarded by the fertility of the simple.”

“[…] the Church dares not alter the doctrines that reason smiles at, for such changes would offend and disillusion the millions whose hopes have been tied to inspiring and consolatory imaginations.”

– “[…] the first condition of freedom is its limitation; make it absolute and it dies in chaos.”

– “History is so indifferently rich that a case for almost any conclusion from it can be made by a selection of instances.”

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