Arnold Toynbee was an English economic historian also noted for his social commitment and desire to improve the living conditions of the working class.
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“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.”
“Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God”
“A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man.”
“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.”
“The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the continent like whales that have taken to the land.”
“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.”
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