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Arnold Toynbee: “Human nature abhors a spiritual vacuum.”

19 February 2016

Arnold Toynbee

“Human nature abhors a spiritual vacuum. If the house from which an unclean spirit has gone out is left empty, swept, and garnished, the momentarily banished possessor will sooner or later enter in again with a retinue of other spirits more wicked than himself, and the last state of that man will be worse than the first.”

– Arnold Toynbee, in War and Civilization

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