A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair the rest of his days.
Building - Buildings Quotes
He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies on the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure.
A practical scheme, says Oscar Wilde, is either one already in existence, or a scheme that could be carried out under the existing conditions; but it is exactly the existing conditions that one objects to. And any scheme that could accept these conditions is wrong and foolish. The true criterion of the practical, therefore, is […]
The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
We and the towns we build are not permanent; the earth itself is a passing train. When you stand in muddy water that is rising toward your waist and you hear people shouting against the darkness and see their figures struggling to hold back the currents that will not be denied, you realize the truth […]
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the workers to gather wood, don’t divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
Many people would like to make their own Greek temple in which to sit and pluck a lyre in the moonlight but are afraid to try because they don’t know exactly how to go about it. Actually, there is nothing difficult about it, if you follow the simple, step-by-step instructions. After you have made this […]
We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.
It’s not a question of who’s going to throw the first stone; it’s a question of who’s going to start building with it.
No stream rises higher than its source. What ever man might build could never express or reflect more than he was.