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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
We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves.

R
The twentieth century will be remembered chiefly, not as an age of political conflicts and technical inventions, but as an age in which human society dared to think of the health of the whole human race as a practical objective.
A
History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
N
America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
K
I do not believe that civilizations have to die because civilization is not an organism. It is a product of wills.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: National Observer," 10 June 1963
R:
A: Recalled on his death; in "Time," 3 Nov 75
N: Broadcast news summary, 14 July 1954
K: Recalled on his death; in "Time," 3 Nov 75
   


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