Arnold J. Toynbee Quotes

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.
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.
History teaches us that when a barbarian race confronts a sleeping culture, the barbarian always wins.
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
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.
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
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