Will and Ariel Durant’s ‘The Lessons of History‘ is a book that I’ve heard recommended by a number of successful people and after reading it, it’s easy to see why. Although the book is short and easy to read, it can teach you an enormous amount about human nature. So much of what we think is new is just the same old human behavior repeated again. Enjoy the quotes!
— In 1909 Charles Péguy thought that “the world changed less since Jesus Christ than in the last thirty years”; and perhaps some young doctor of philosophy in physics would now add that his science has changed more since 1909 than in all recorded time before.
— Animals eat one another without qualm; civilized men consume one another by due process of law.
— Inequality is not only natural and inborn, it grows with the complexity of civilization.