Apr 1, 2011

Thought for the Day

"To say nothing,
  especially when speaking,
  is half the art of diplomacy

                                          ~ Will Durant

William James Durant:-

                       Born: November 5, 1885 North Adams, Massachusetts
                       Died: November 7, 1981 (Age 96) Los Angeles, California

     An American writer, historian, and philosopher. He is best known for The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife Ariel Durant and published between 1935 and 1975. He was earlier noted for The Story of Philosophy, written in 1926. Will and Ariel Durant were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

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