The Story of Mankind Quotes

Hendrik Willem van Loon
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"History is the mighty tower of experience, which time has built amidst the endless fields of bygone ages. It is no easy task to reach the top of this ancient structure and get the benefit of the full view. There is no elevator, but young feet are strong and it can be done. Here I give you the key that will open the door," (Foreword, p. xvii).

"This knowledge forced him to strive after perfection, and perfection, as he had been taught from childhood, was not possible without moderation," ("The Greek Cities", Chapter 14, p. 60).

"...[T]he story of Greek life is a story not only of moderation, but also of simplicity...the Greeks before everything else wanted to be "free", both in mind and in body. That they might maintain their liberty, and be truly free in spirit, they reduced their daily needs to the lowest possible point...

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