"Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Arnold J. Toynbee on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Arnold J. Toynbee on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Arnold J. Toynbee on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Arnold J. Toynbee on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Arnold J. Toynbee on Thomas Jefferson
"A life which does not go into action is a failure."
"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."
"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."