A life which does not go into action is a failure
I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil.
America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
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.
A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man.
Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
I do not believe that civilizations have to die because civilization is not an organism. It is a product of wills.
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
Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.
Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God
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.
Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
When I had got my notes all written out I thought I'd polish it off in two summers, but it took me twenty-seven years
The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue
History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff well, it might as well be dead.
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
On this showing, the nature of the breakdowns of civilizations can be summed up in three points: a failure of creative power in the minority, an answering withdrawal of mimesis on the part of the majority, and a consequent loss of social unity in the society as a whole.
The right method in any particular case must be largely determined by the nature of the problem.
... the dogma that History is just 'one damned thing after another....
So-called racial characteristics are not really racial at all but are due to the historical experiences of the communities in question.
The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.
It would be well if, in studying the past, we could always bear in mind the problems of the present, and go to that past to seek large views of what is of lasting importance to the human race.