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Lewis Mumford Quotes

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Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
- Lewis Mumford

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A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap.
And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
- Lewis Mumford

New York is the perfect model of a city,
not the model of a perfect city.
- Lewis Mumford


 

Don't take the will for the deed; get the deed.
- Lewis Mumford

War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.
- Lewis Mumford

The vast material displacements the machine has made
in our physical environment are perhaps in the long
run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture.
- Lewis Mumford


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Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person,
provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated
to life's further development.
- Lewis Mumford

One of the functions of intelligence is to take account
of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.
- Lewis Mumford

Restore human legs as a means of travel.
Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.
- Lewis Mumford

To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity.
- Lewis Mumford

The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently
responds to the same interests that a scientist does.
- Lewis Mumford

The cities and mansions that people dream of are those
in which they finally live.
- Lewis Mumford

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes
friends with its grandfathers.
- Lewis Mumford

Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and
optimists about the past.
- Lewis Mumford

Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized
by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.
- Lewis Mumford

A man of courage never needs weapons,
but he may need bail.
- Lewis Mumford

It has not been for nothing that the word has remained
man's principal toy and tool:
without the meanings and values it sustains,
all man's other tools would be worthless.
- Lewis Mumford

Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.
- Lewis Mumford

The earth is the Lord's fullness thereof:
this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion,
but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood.
- Lewis Mumford

Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival:
people who find themselves unable to register an effective
political protest against extermination do so by a biological act.
- Lewis Mumford

Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation,
and without being allowed the preliminary trials,
the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
- Lewis Mumford

The chief function of the city is to convert power into form,
energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art,
biological reproduction into social creativity.
- Lewis Mumford

However far modern science and techniques have fallen
short of their inherent possibilities,
they have taught mankind at least one lesson;
nothing is impossible.
- Lewis Mumford

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man.
Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
- Lewis Mumford

Today, the notion of progress in a single line without
goal or limit seems perhaps the most parochial notion
of a very parochial century.
- Lewis Mumford

Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing.
When fullness of life has been achieved,
shortness of days is nothing.
That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death;
they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.
- Lewis Mumford

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others,
but to get ahead of ourselves.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

The winds of grace are always blowing;
all we need to do is raise our sails.
- Anonymous

Most of the shadows of life are caused
by standing in our own sunshine.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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