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

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

Related topics: History

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.
- 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

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

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

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
- Konrad Adenauer

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
- James A. Baldwin

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace,
irrespective of race, religion and political convictions,
for the benefit of mankind.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
- Neil Armstrong

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history
rests on something spiritual.
If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history.
If it is weak, it suffers world history.
- Albert Schweitzer

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Failure is impossible.
- Susan B. Anthony

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even
if it leads to the president.
I'm innocent.
You've got to believe I'm innocent.
If you don't, take my job.
- Richard M. Nixon

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable
and more dangerous for all of us.
- Margaret Thatcher

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak,
not the right to spend.
- Byron White

Generally speaking, historically in this country,
the care of a child has been thought of as female business.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a
contribution to the advance of peace,
I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
- Douglas MacArthur

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea,
headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as
for rendezvous with discretion.
- Barbara Tuchman


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