To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered.
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An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.
Mountains are to the rest of the body of the earth, what violent muscular action is to the body of man. The muscles and tendons of its anatomy are, in the mountain, brought out with force and convulsive energy, full of expression, passion, and strength.
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
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