The Lessons of History (Will & Ariel Durant book)


Published 2022-05-01.

A quote I liked:

No individual mind, however brilliant, can ever safely sit in judgment of the traditions of mankind because the traditions are the result of the trial and error of thinking of hundreds of generations. So that every book of philosophy is an audacious, wild enterprise and uncalculated risk. It’s like a drop of water suddenly standing up on the crest of a wave and announcing that it is going to analyze the sea.


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