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Letter "L" » Lewis Mumford Quotes
«Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.»
«Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers»
«One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence»
«The city is a fact in nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel or an ant-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in the city; and in turn, urban forms condition mind.»
Author: Lewis Mumford
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«However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson: Nothing is impossible.»
«A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.»
«A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.»
«Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past»
«The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does»
«New York is the perfect model of a city, not the model of a perfect city.»