The value of the goal lies in the goal itself; and therefore the goal cannot be attained unless it is pursued for its own sake.
Arnold Joseph Toynbee
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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.
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.
We shall have to share out the fruits of technology among the whole of mankind. The notion that the direct and immediate producers of the fruits of technology have a proprietary right to these fruits will have to be forgotten. After all, who is the producer? Man is a social animal, and the immediate producer has been helped to produce by the whole structure of society, beginning with his own...
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