"A life which does not go into action is a failure."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Arnold J. Toynbee on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Arnold J. Toynbee on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Arnold J. Toynbee on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Arnold J. Toynbee on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Arnold J. Toynbee on Steve Jobs
"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."
"Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God."
"Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor."
"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."