Arnold J. Toynbee Quotes
Most popular Arnold J. Toynbee Quotes
The Intoxication of Victory.
Man cannot live by technology alone.
Familiarity breeds acquiescence as well as contempt.
Technology: the invention, manufacture, and use of tools.
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
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.
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.
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.
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.