Arnold J. Toynbee

Quotes: Arnold J. Toynbee

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    A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man.
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    A life which does not go into action is a failure.
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    Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
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    History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
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    History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff well, it might as well be dead.
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    I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil.
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    Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.
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    Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.
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    The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.
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    The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.
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    The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
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    The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the continent like whales that have taken to the land.
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    The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
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