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Marcus V. Pollio Quotes and Sayings

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Nothing requires the architect's care more than the
due proportions of buildings.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Related topics: Architecture

Marble is not alike in all countries.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Dimension regulated the general scale of the work,
so that the parts may all tell and be effective.
- Marcus V. Pollio

The temple of Ceres should be in a solitary spot out of the city,
to which the public are not necessarily led but for
the purpose of sacrificing to her.
- Marcus V. Pollio

 

Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail
are suitable to the occasion.
It arises from circumstance, custom,
and nature.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Music assists him in the use of harmonic and mathematical proportion.
- Marcus V. Pollio

When it passes towards the east, the sun begins to
have less effect upon it,
and a thin line on the edge of its bright side emits
its splendour towards the earth.
- Marcus V. Pollio

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Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water
than is necessary to balance the other elements,
are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Quicksilver is used for many purposes;
without it,
neither silver nor brass can be properly gilt.
- Marcus V. Pollio

For an object under the eye will appear very different
from the same object placed above it;
in an inclosed space,
very different from the same in an open space.
- Marcus V. Pollio

From the exterior face of the wall towers must be projected,
from which an approaching enemy may be annoyed by weapons,
from the embrasures of those towers,
right and left.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Wind is a floating wave of air, whose undulation continually varies.
- Marcus V. Pollio

The thickness of the walls should be sufficient for
two armed men to pass each other with ease.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole,
and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other.
- Marcus V. Pollio

In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a
healthy situation is of the first importance:
it should be on high ground,
neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should
be neither violently hot nor intensely cold,
but temperate in both respects.
- Marcus V. Pollio

I, therefore, O Caesar, do not publish this work,
merely prefixing my name to a treatise which of right belongs to others,
nor think of acquiring reputation by finding fault
with the works of any one.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Wherefore the mere practical architect is not able
to assign sufficient reasons for the forms he adopts;
and the theoretic architect also fails,
grasping the shadow instead of the substance.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences,
and adorned with much and varied learning;
by the help of which a judgment is formed of those
works which are the result of other arts.
- Marcus V. Pollio

The lanes and streets of the city being set out,
the choice of sites for the convenience and use of
the state remains to be decided on;
for sacred edifices,
for the forum, and for other public buildings.
- Marcus V. Pollio

An easy approach to the walls must be provided against:
indeed they should be surrounded by uneven ground,
and the roads leading to the gates should be winding
and turn to the left from the gates.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Perhaps, to the uninformed, it may appear unaccountable
that a man should be able to retain in his memory such a variety of learning;
but the close alliance with each other,
of the different branches of science,
will explain the difficulty.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the several parts of a building,
which is the result of a just and regular agreement of them with each other;
the height to the width,
this to the length, and each of these to the whole.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Harmony is an obscure and difficult musical science,
but most difficult to those who are not acquainted with the Greek language;
because it is necessary to use many Greek words to
which there are none corresponding in Latin.
- Marcus V. Pollio

But I, Caesar, have not sought to amass wealth by the practice of my art,
having been rather contented with a small fortune and reputation,
than desirous of abundance accompanied by a want of reputation.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Care should be taken that all buildings are well lighted:
in those of the country this point is easily accomplished,
because the wall of a neighbour is not likely to interfere with the light.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Economy consists in a due and proper application of
the means afforded according to the ability of the
employer and the situation chosen;
care being taken that the expenditure is prudently conducted.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Since, therefore, individuals as well as the public
are so indebted to these writers for the benefits they enjoy,
I think them not only entitled to the honour of palms and crowns,
but even to be numbered among the gods.
- Marcus V. Pollio

I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect
on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs,
so that in their few leisure moments they may read
and understand as much as possible.
- Marcus V. Pollio

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

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know that I am intelligent,
because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Nothing is missing - Lack is an illusion.
We always have everything we truly need.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who is not courageous enough to take risks
will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
- Anonymous

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy
in the same way that darkness
is nothing more than the absence of light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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