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Ariel Durant

  • American author
  • Born May 10, 1898
  • Died 1981

Ariel Durant (; 10 May 1898 – 25 October 1981) was a Russian-born American researcher and writer and the coauthor of The Story of Civilization with her husband Will Durant.


Education is the transmission of civilization.




A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.




It is good a philosopher should remind himself, now and then, that he is a particle pontificating on infinity.




The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it.



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