A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
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.
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.
Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.
However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson; nothing is impossible.
Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
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.
Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.
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.
Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.
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.
The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does.
A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.
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.
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
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