Arnold J. Toynbee Quotes

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Arnold J. Toynbee Quotes

Loves way of dealing with us is different from consciences way. Conscience commands; love inspires. What we do out of love, we do because we want to.
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The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

The course of human history consists of a series of encounters between individual human beings and God in which each man and woman or child, in turn, is challenged by God to make his free choice between doing God's will and refusing to do it.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

It is already becoming clear that a chapter which had a Western beginning will have to have an Indian ending if it is not to end in self-destruction of the human race. At this supremely dangerous moment in human history , the only way of salvation is the ancient Hindu way. Here we have the attitude and spirit that can make it possible for the human race to grow together in to a single family.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

The absolute value of love makes life worth while, and so makes Man's strange and difficult situation acceptable. Love cannot save life from death; but it can fulfill life's purpose.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

Write regularly, day in and day out, at whatever times of day you find that you write best. Don't wait till you feel that you are in the mood. Write, whether you are feeling inclined to write or not.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

The world's greatest need ... is mutual confidence. No human being ever knows all the secrets of another's heart. Yet there is enough confidence between mother and child, husband and wife, buyer and seller ... to make social life a practical possibility. Confidence may be risky, but it is nothing like so risky as mistrust.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

Nothing fails like success when you rely on it too much.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

Angkor is perhaps the greatest of Man's essays in rectangular architecture that has yet been brought to life.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

Human dignity can be achieved only in the field of ethics, and ethical achievement is measured by the degree in which our actions are governed by compassion and love, not by greed and aggressiveness.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

No being can be what he is unless he is putting his essence into action in his field.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

We human beings do have some genuine freedom of choice and therefore some effective control over our own destinies. I am not a determinist. But I also believe that the decisive choice is seldom the latest choice in the series. More often than not, it will turn out to be some choice made relatively far back in the past.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

We shall have to share out the fruits of technology among the whole of mankind. The notion that the direct and immediate producers of the fruits of technology have a proprietary right to these fruits will have to be forgotten. After all, who is the producer? Man is a social animal, and the immediate producer has been helped to produce by the whole structure of society, beginning with his own education.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

There is no such thing as gratitude in international politics.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

The aim of all education is, or should be, to teach people to educate themselves.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

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