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.
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By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.
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Far from being hostile to religion is capable of rendering religion important services.
Henry Norris Russell
Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy, but it's very funny - Did you ever try buying then without money?
Women should be obscene and not heard.