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We are what we repeatedly do.
by Will Durant

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Related topics: Values Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Habits Repetition Practice

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

The family is the nucleus of civilization.
- Will Durant

Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.
- Will Durant

 

History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.
- Will Durant

If man asks for many laws it is only because he is
sure that his neighbor needs them;
privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist,
and thinks laws in his own case superfluous.
- Will Durant

Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing;
education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

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There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war.
- Will Durant

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.
Nothing is often a good thing to say,
and always a clever thing to say.
- Will Durant

We are living in the excesses of freedom.
Just take a look at 42nd Street an Broadway.
- Will Durant

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
- Will Durant

The love we have in our youth is superficial compared
to the love that an old man has for his old wife.
- Will Durant

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often
a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
- Will Durant

Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again,
just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.
- Will Durant

Man became free when he recognized that he was subject to law.
- Will Durant

Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity.
- Will Durant

A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist.
- Will Durant

There is nothing in socialism that a little age or
a little money will not cure.
- Will Durant

Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four
hours and too little on the last six thousand years.
- Will Durant

Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.
- Will Durant

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order.
I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
- Will Durant

To say nothing, especially when speaking,
is half the art of diplomacy.
- Will Durant

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.
- Will Durant

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
- Will Durant

Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than
reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.
- Will Durant

The trouble with most people is that they think with
their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
- Will Durant

We Americans are the best informed people on earth
as to the events of the last twenty-four hours;
we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.
- Will Durant

When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near.
- Will Durant

Bankers know that history is inflationary and that
money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.
- Will Durant

Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
- Will Durant

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

The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on.
It's the last thing a man will admit,
that his mind ages.
- Will Durant

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.
- Will Durant

Civilization exists by geological consent,
subject to change without notice.
- Will Durant

Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence.
It continues to make us unequal.
- Will Durant

As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy.
- Will Durant

Truth always originates in a minority of one,
and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
- Will Durant

Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
- Will Durant

The political machine triumphs because it is a united
minority acting against a divided majority.
- Will Durant

Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.
- Will Durant

The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders,
suffers and raises the questions that have bothered
him to the last day of his life,
knowing he will never get the answers.
- Will Durant

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas

I have said repeatedly that in this country we track
library books better than we do sex offenders.
- Mark Foley

Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven.
Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?
- Samuel Butler

Members will hear me say repeatedly words are important;
deeds are a reality.
- Jon Corzine

It was really a pleasure to play someone who's literally
pushed past her breaking point repeatedly.
- Jeri Ryan

We have repeatedly issued warnings, over a number of years.
Following these warnings and these calls,
anti-American explosions took place in a number of Islamic countries.
- Osama bin Laden

Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally.
I cannot see any other honest way of taking them.
- Marya Mannes

I am called repeatedly and insidiously prime and sole minister.
- Robert Walpole

The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held
that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights
that we have as Americans under our Constitution.
- Ted Olson

No one felt it more than the President.
I saw him repeatedly, and he fairly groaned at the
inexplicable delay in the advent of help from the loyal States.
- Henry Villard

We have not always agreed, but I have said repeatedly
and publicly many times that Al Sharpton has never counseled violence,
but he gets blamed for a whole lot of that.
- David Dinkins

What's happened is that an incessant,
an insidious insurgency has repeatedly attacked the
key infrastructure targets,
reducing outputs.
- Stuart Bowen

I had repeatedly made written requests to the Fuehrer
that I might be allowed to join the Wehrmacht as an ordinary soldier.
He refused to give me this permission.
- Fritz Sauckel

I have also testified repeatedly and published some
articles in favor of Small Science.
- Philip Warren Anderson

Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and
Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
None were ever found.
- John Olver

History has repeatedly shown that when a new method
or material becomes available,
new uses for it arise.
- Wilson Greatbatch

Bite us once, shame on the dog; bite us repeatedly,
shame on us for allowing it.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly,
cold, comfortless, and distasteful.
The stomach turns against them.
- William Hazlitt

As I've said repeatedly, Republicans are very good
at describing things in black and white;
Democrats are very good at describing the 11 shades of gray.
- Joseph C. Wilson

We believe that according the name 'investors' to institutions
that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly
engages in one-night stands a 'romantic.'
- Warren Buffett

For more than two centuries since winning our own freedom,
we the people of the United States have repeatedly
answered the call to lead the quest for freedom around the globe.
- Mac Thornberry

Learn avidly.
Question repeatedly what you have learned.
Analyze it carefully.
Then put what you have learned into practice intelligently.
- Edward Cocker

UNICEF has repeatedly called on governments to ensure
basic services for children and this includes providing
food where the need exists.
- Carol Bellamy

Chronically homeless means constantly homeless;
it means repeatedly homeless.
- Linda Lingle

What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.
- Michael Korda

Before and during the first phase of the war his administration
repeatedly maligned the UN but now,
that Iraq has turned into a quagmire,
it is asking the UN for help.
- Peter Schuyler

For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream:
I would arrive in Vienna at long last.
I would feel really happy, for I was returning to my serene childhood.
- Alfred Schnittke

Absurdity is what I like most in life,
and there's humor in struggling in ignorance.
If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp,
after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd.
- David Lynch

I have spent time discussing the American political
system and current events in Taiwan with the junior diplomats,
and they have repeatedly expressed their country's
desire to avoid confrontation with China.
- Michael K. Simpson


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