Arnold J. Toynbee
A city that outdistances man’s walking powers is a trap for man.
The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.
A life which does not go into action is a failure.
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
I do not believe that civilizations have to die because civilization is not an organism. It is a product of wills.
I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil.
America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
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.
History is a vision of God’s creation on the move.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.