Arnold J. Toynbee Quotes

Most popular Arnold J. Toynbee Quotes

The Intoxication of Victory.

victory

Man cannot live by technology alone.

technology

Familiarity breeds acquiescence as well as contempt.

familiarity

Technology: the invention, manufacture, and use of tools.

technology

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

work & play

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
— Arnold J. Toynbee

leisure civilization

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
— Arnold J. Toynbee

America

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.

compassion

Civilization, as we know it, is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.  No known civilization has ever reached the goal of civilization itself.

civilization

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.

goals

Now civilizations, I believe, come to birth and proceed to grow by successfully responding to successive challenges.  They break down and go to pieces if and when a challenge confronts them which they fail to meet.

challenges civilization