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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.




Arnold J. Toynbee, 1852-1883, English Economic Historian & Reformer, Uncle of Historian Arnold J. Toynbee, Lectures on The Industrial Revolution in England, 1884

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Arnold J. Toynbee
Arnold J. Toynbee
  • Born: April 14, 1889
  • Died: October 22, 1975
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Historian

Arnold Joseph Toynbee, CH, FBA was a British historian, philosopher of history, author of numerous books and research professor of international history at the London School of Economics and King's College in the University of London. Toynbee in the 1918–1950 period was a leading specialist on international affairs.

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