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Wreck Quote of the Day

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"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward,
and yet not go forward fast enough
to wreck the country's cause.
- Abraham Lincoln

An architect's most useful tools are
an eraser at the drafting board,
and a wrecking bar at the site.
- Frank Lloyd Wright


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He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

 

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Gratitude is an attitude that
hooks us up to our source of supply.
And the more grateful you are,
the closer you become to your maker,
to the architect of the universe,
to the spiritual core of your being.
- Bob Proctor

A great architect is not made by way of a brain
nearly so much as he is made by way
of a cultivated, enriched heart.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The architect should strive continually to simplify;
the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered
that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet.
He must be a great original interpreter
of his time, his day, his age.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The architect must be a prophet...
a prophet in the true sense of the term...
if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

A young man who does not have what
it takes to perform military service
is not likely to have what
it takes to make a living.
Today's military rejects include
tomorrow's hard-core unemployed.
- John F. Kennedy

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

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

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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