Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee, (1889-1975) British historian

Arnold J. Toynbee Quote

“Civilization is a movement, not a condition; it is a voyage, not a harbor.”

Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
~ Arnold J. Toynbee

'The Study of History'

Ratings and Comments

Joe, Rochester, MI

Freedom cannot be found in the safety of a harbor.

J Carlton, Calgary

We must be Ever Vigilant.

E Archer, NYC

Each generation must secure their own freedom. Life is a risk -- there are no guarantees.

Mike, Norwalk

If tyranny and opression are at one end of the scale and freedom and liberty the other, it is the voyage that makes the Civilization. Our current condition can be improved.

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    Anonymous    5/18/09

    We must move forward, not be content to stay in the same place as before (unless this place really is the best option, and I don't think that has been reached in any area yet).

    Mike, Pleasant Hill

    Moving forward Anonymous? Not sure what forward is for you but I think we are definitely moving in the wrong direction.

    Ronw13, Yachats Or

    All on deck and below must order their conversation aright to maintain civilized order. Put your life vest on when crossing the bar. Now one must keep it on at all times, the seas rage ! We are beating the drum to order. In the wreck of noble lives, something immortal still survives. We know what Master laid our keel.


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