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Alexander Jackson Davis Quotes and Sayings

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I am but an architectural composer.
- Alexander Jackson Davis

Related topics: Architecture

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
- Alexander Jackson Davis

Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra,
eliminates the very source of architectural expression.
- Arthur Erickson

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

 

It was always my intention that The Frieze should be
housed in a room which would provide a suitable architectural frame for it.
- Edvard Munch

It fills one with a sense of architectural possibility.
- Paul Goldberger

For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the
belief that most planning and architectural design
suffers for lack of real and basic purpose.
The ultimate purpose, it seems to me,
must be the improvement of mankind.
- James Rouse

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All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I look upon myself as a musical bricklayer with architectural aspirations.
- Robert Mayer

A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural,
when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.
- Guillaume Apollinaire

I'm not an architectural composer.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Supply and demand regulate architectural form.
- Adolf Loos

Borne out of this, starting around the 17th Century was the Baroque era.
It is my view that it is one of the architectural peak
periods in western civilisation.
- Harry Seidler

I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects,
will become more seriously involved in producing a
new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex -
where it has stood before -
and lead the world.
- Tadao Ando

I'd say that my profession ends where architectural thinking ends -
architectural thinking in terms of thinking about programs
and organizational structure.
These abstractions play a role in many other disciplines,
and those disciplines are now defining their 'architectures' as well.
- Rem Koolhaas

Any architectural project we do takes at least four or five years,
so increasingly there is a discrepancy between the
acceleration of culture and the continuing slowness of architecture.
- Rem Koolhaas

Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture,
I pursue it as an artist.
I deliberately keep a tiny studio.
I don't want to be an architectural firm.
I want to remain an artist.
- Maya Lin

Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest,
whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe;
for within its precincts,
surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for
a town of five hundred families.
- Hernando Cortes

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Profit is a by-product of work;
happiness is its chief product.
- Henry Ford

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

What does it profit, my brethren,
if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can faith save him?
- James 2:14

Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.
- Sophocles

Profit in business comes from repeat customers,
customers that boast about your project or service,
and that bring friends with them.
- W. Edwards Deming

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
- Woody Allen

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
- Richard Rogers

Christians are supposed not merely to endure change,
nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and
try again in a different way.
- Dale Carnegie

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense.
This makes you look smart.
- Scott Adams

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit
without individual responsibility.
- Ambrose Bierce

Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does
not make a profit is without value.
- Arthur Miller

Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit,
along the line of desire.
- Ambrose Bierce

What did Citibank get out of it? It got the ability
to reverse the arbitrage.
Actually, what they got was the ability to give themselves a profit,
and that saved the bank.
- Bill Janklow

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty.
Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable,
distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
- Anne Baxter

The best plan is to profit by the folly of others.
- Pliny the Elder

When we can figure out a way to really tour and make a profit,
then we'll do it again.
- Michael McKean

Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one;
for the larger the load,
the greater will be the profit upon profit.
- Hesiod

Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.
- Bernard Baruch

Free is not an alternative.
My company did not turn a profit last year.
- Howard Stringer

To let her dail would be the greatest profit both for
the company and for the merchants.
- Peter Stuyvesant

Hollywood is going to have to find a way of meeting those profit goals.
- Peter Bart

What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?
- Robert Fulghum

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will
derive no more profit from this work than barren soil
from a treatise on agriculture.
- Quintilian

We are all born into the world with nothing.
Everything we acquire after that is profit.
- Sam Ewing

In exile, I have tried to profit by the past and prepare for the future.
- Lajos Kossuth

All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown;
like streams supplied from springs below,
which scatter blessings as they go.
- Charles Cotton

You British plundered half the world for your own profit.
Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment.
- Paddy Chayefsky

There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena,
but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely
necessary to be a mathematician.
- Daniel Bernoulli

I want business to prosper and make a profit caused
by business expansion and prosperity.
- Roy Barnes

The worst crime against working people is a company
which fails to operate at a profit.
- Samuel Gompers

No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.
- Thomas Hardy

Civilization and profit go hand in hand.
- Calvin Coolidge

Where we're living we have a certain amount of our
profit every year it's like a percentage 5 or 7% or
something like that that we set aside specifically for charity things.
- Jon Fishman

I felt devalued and disrespected.
The energy behind it felt disingenuous and motivated by corporate profit.
- Lisa Bonet

I can see now a vision emerging how Canada is going
to profit in the future from our Arctic resources without
destroying the environment on which it is all based.
- Brian Mulroney

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of
divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes,
we'd profit from them.
- Lucille Ball

War: a massacre of people who don't know each other
for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.
- Paul Valery

Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this:
we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.
- Bob Dole

I do not believe in censorship, but I believe we already
have censorship in what is called marketing theory,
namely the only information we get in mainstream media is for profit.
- Sam Sheppard

The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth.
- Warren Buffett

I have worked to expand the health care debate beyond
the current for-profit system,
to include a public option and an amendment to free
the states to pursue single payer.
- Dennis Kucinich

The private sector is motivated by profit and efficiency
and the US government often is not.
- Eric Anderson

One who works for his own profit is likely to work hard.
One who works for the use of others,
without profit to himself,
is likely not to work any harder than he must.
- B. Carroll Reece

I never lost money by turning a profit.
- Bernard Baruch

If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame;
for this is the only profit when we are dead.
You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
- Aeschylus

A movie that costs only $1.6 million doesn't have to
be a cultural event to turn a profit.
- Steven Soderbergh

A business of high principle attracts high-caliber people more easily,
thereby gaining a basic competitive and profit edge.
- Marvin Bower

We need to take excellent care of our customers,
and do so at a profit.
- Gerard Arpey

When morality comes up against profit,
it is seldom that profit loses.
- Shirley Chisholm

War is never economically beneficial except for those
in position to profit from war expenditures.
- Ron Paul

Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it,
or profit.
- Josh Billings


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