Arnold Toynbee Quotes

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.

Arnold Toynbee

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.

Arnold Toynbee

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.

Arnold Toynbee

Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self

Arnold Toynbee

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.

Arnold Toynbee

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.

Arnold Toynbee

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.

Arnold Toynbee

A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man.

Arnold Toynbee

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