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Arnold (Joseph) Toynbee
(1889-1975) born on
Apr 14
English historian. He was professor of modern Greek and Byzantine history; wrote the multi-volume "Study of History," 1933-61.
         
   
F
Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.

R
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
A
The right moment for starting on your next job is not tomorrow or next week; it is "instanter," or in the American idiom, "right now.""
N
There is a kind of intellectual provincialism in the dogma that "life is just one damned thing after another" . . . human affairs do not become intelligible until they are seen as a whole.
K
I don't believe a committee can write a book . . . . It can, oh, govern a country, perhaps, but I don't believe it can write a book.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Reader's Digest," Oct 1958.
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: Experiences," Oxford 69
N: Recalled on his death, in "Time," 3 Nov 1975.
K: On "NBC TV," 17 Apr 1955.
   


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