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Lewis Mumford Quotes and Sayings

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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

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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

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New York is the perfect model of a city,
not the model of a perfect city.
- 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 lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My joy is the golden sunset
giving thanks for another day.
Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May today be your day to dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Every day is the perfect day to ask yourself
questions about your life goals,
and how you plan to address those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I see that pretty much all
my correspondences are love letters.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loving is the most unmitigated
and courageous act I perform in a day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

We have a choice every day regarding
the attitude we will embrace for that day.
- Charles Swindoll

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that today is your day to dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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