Will Durant — American Historian born on November 05, 1885, died on November 07, 1981

William James Durant was an 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, described as "a groundbreaking work that helped to popularize philosophy"... (wikipedia)

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.
It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.
Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.