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Arnold J. Toynbee Quotes and Sayings

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
- Horace Greeley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.
- William Bernbach

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

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

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

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Consistent happiness is found through
living in a state of constant gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone
who is more deserving of your
love and affection than you are yourself,
and that person is not to be found anywhere.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe
deserve your love and affection.
- The Buddha

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho


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