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Stephen Gardiner Quotes

I hope you find these Stephen Gardiner Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Good buildings come from good people,
ad all problems are solved by good design.
- Stephen Gardiner

Related topics: Design

The interior of the house personifies the private world;
the exterior of it is part of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans.
It presents one of man's first attempts to order his
view of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

What people want, above all, is order.
- Stephen Gardiner


 

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior
and the land beyond the garden.
- Stephen Gardiner

Houses mean a creation, something new,
a shelter freed from the idea of a cave.
- Stephen Gardiner

Georgian architecture respected the scale of both the
individual and the community.
- Stephen Gardiner


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In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and
its position was strengthened by Zen concepts.
- Stephen Gardiner

The exterior cannot do without the interior since it is from this,
as from life, that it derives much of its inspiration and character.
- Stephen Gardiner

The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary
jumps forward in the story of civilization.
- Stephen Gardiner

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

The center of Western culture is Greece,
and we have never lost our ties with the architectural
concepts of that ancient civilization.
- Stephen Gardiner

Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life,
the outside, the unknown.
- Stephen Gardiner

In the Scottish Orkneys, the little stone houses with
their single large room and central hearth had an extraordinary
range of built-in furniture.
- Stephen Gardiner

The corridor is hardly ever found in small houses,
apart from the verandah, which also serves as a corridor.
- Stephen Gardiner

It was only from an inner calm that man was able to
discover and shape calm surroundings.
- Stephen Gardiner

Until we perceive the meaning of our past,
we remain the mere carriers of ideas,
like the Nomads.
- Stephen Gardiner

The medieval hall house was very primitive when it
became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.
- Stephen Gardiner

It is thought that the changeover from hunter to farmer was a slow,
gradual process.
- Stephen Gardiner

The Egyptian contribution to architecture was more
concerned with remembering the dead than the living.
- Stephen Gardiner

Like flats of today, terraces of houses gained a certain
anonymity from identical facades following identical floor plans and heights.
- Stephen Gardiner

In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

In the crowded and difficult conditions of a steep hillside,
houses have had to struggle to establish their territory and to survive.
- Stephen Gardiner

The chief concern of the French Impressionists was
the discovery of balance between light and dark.
- Stephen Gardiner

The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and
legs extended described a circle,
with his navel as the center.
- Stephen Gardiner

The mystery is what prompted men to leave caves,
to come out of the womb of nature.
- Stephen Gardiner

The frame of the cave leads to the frame of man.
- Stephen Gardiner

Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today,
Japanese flexibility is the greatest.
- Stephen Gardiner

Human requirements are the inspiration for art.
- Stephen Gardiner

The largest and most influential houses chiefly demonstrate
the aloofness of the French approach.
- Stephen Gardiner

It is hardly surprising that the Georgian domestic
style emerges as the most remarkable in the world.
- Stephen Gardiner

The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic
formula which could be applied universally.
- Stephen Gardiner

The Romans used every housing form known today and
they have a remarkably modern look.
- Stephen Gardiner

The Egyptian tomb was the outcome of the Mesopotamian
influence and followed from the religious crisis the country had undergone.
- Stephen Gardiner

Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in England.
- Stephen Gardiner

Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England.
- Stephen Gardiner

The mandala describes balance.
This is so whatever the pictorial form.
- Stephen Gardiner

The English light is so very subtle,
so very soft and misty,
that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.
- Stephen Gardiner

The American order reveals a method that was largely
the outcome of material necessity,
as exemplified by the Colonial style and the grid.
- Stephen Gardiner

The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed
nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition.
- Stephen Gardiner

People like terra firma, and they should be allowed to walk where they wish.
- Stephen Gardiner

The greater the step forward in knowledge,
the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.
- Stephen Gardiner

In the East there is a gap between the top of a wall and underside of a roof;
it acts as a screen,
and the Chinese were able to use it as they wished.
- Stephen Gardiner

The further forward we go, the further back we have
to explore in order to go forward again.
- Stephen Gardiner

French architecture always manages to combine the most
magnificent underlying themes of architecture;
like Roman design,
it looks to the community.
- Stephen Gardiner

In Egypt, the living were subordinate to the dead.
- Stephen Gardiner

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank


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