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Arnold J. Toynbee Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Arnold J. Toynbee Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

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History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

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

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.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

 

Civilization is a movement and not a condition,
a voyage and not a harbor.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether
he worships his own power or the power of God.
- Arnold J. Toynbee


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I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

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.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

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.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

A life which does not go into action is a failure.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the
continent like whales that have taken to the land.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

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

I do not believe that civilizations have to die because
civilization is not an organism.
It is a product of wills.
- Arnold J. 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 J. 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 J. Toynbee

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.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice,
and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the
shoulders of God or nature.
We must shoulder it ourselves.
It is our responsibility.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
- Horace Greeley

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

The price of apathy towards public affairs
is to be ruled by evil men.
- Plato

There can be no transforming of darkness into light
and of apathy into movement without emotion.
- Carl Jung

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Is it ignorance or apathy?
Hey, I don't know and I don't care.
- Jimmy Buffett

Apathy, indifference, not caring...
It may sound insensitive for me to say, "I don't care,"
but ask first to what I am indifferent.
I choose to be caring, compassionate
and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and
an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate
neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.
- James Goldsmith

Willpower is the key to success.
Successful people strive no matter what they feel by
applying their will to overcome apathy,
doubt or fear.
- Dan Millman

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime,
but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
- Cyril Connolly

HIV infection and AIDS is growing - but so too is public apathy.
We have already lost too many friends and colleagues.
- David Geffen

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.
- William Bernbach

I was faced more with apathy than opposition.
- Adrian Cronauer

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy?
I don't know and I don't care.
- William Safire

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous
to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
- Charles de Montesquieu

I think worrying things are going on in England -
a real apathy.
- Alan Rickman

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -
it's apathy.
It's not giving a damn.
- Leo Buscaglia

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
- Rollo May

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.
It will be a slow extinction from apathy,
indifference, and undernourishment.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Harold Wilson is going around the country stirring up apathy.
- William Whitelaw

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest.
Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
- Frank Moore Colby

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue
leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
- William Lloyd Garrison

When too many Americans don't vote or participate,
some see apathy and despair.
I see disappointment and even outrage.
And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action.
- Paul Wellstone

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
- Anonymous

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

It's not much of a tail, but I'm sort of attached to it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Chanting OM is sort of like MOOing backward.
- Anonymous

We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids.
But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that.
- Prince William

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

Home life's great, man.
The kids are great, happy and healthy.
I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice.
- Ryan Phillippe

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
in the elder,
a part of experience.
- Francis Bacon

I was a dog in a past life.
Really.
I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take.
Like, Hey, I know him.
- William H. Macy

The main thing experience has taught me is that one
has to sort of hone their relationship to time,
you know.
- John Frusciante

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Tradition is like a second-hand store.
It is best to sort carefully
between the treasures and the trash.
See everything with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't
want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process,
a sort of mental starch.
- E. M. Forster

I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that
is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.
- Jaron Lanier

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy,
or opposing passion.
Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

Badger hates Society, and invitations,
and dinner, and all that sort of thing.
- Kenneth Grahame

I'm just really confident sexually, and I think that
sort of oozes out of my pores.
It's just there.
It's something I don't have to turn on.
- Megan Fox

I am trying to get right with God.
I'm sort of making a statement about the excessiveness.
- Lucinda Williams


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