Lewis Mumford Quotes


34 Lewis Mumford quotes:



"Don't take the will for the deed; get the deed."
"Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past."
"Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers."
"One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence."
"The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does."
"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."
"Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers"
Author: Mumford Quotes Category: Family Quotes
"The city is a fact in nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel or an ant-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in the city; and in turn, urban forms condition mind."
Author: Mumford Quotes Category: Nature Quotes Cities And City Life Quotes
"Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past"
Author: Mumford Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence"
"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"
Author: Mumford Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"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."
Author: Mumford Quotes Category: Technology Quotes
"Western society has accepted as unquestionable a technological imperative that is quite as arbitrary as the most primitive taboo: not merely the duty to foster invention and constantly to create technological novelties, but equally the duty to surrender to these novelties unconditionally, just because they are offered, without respect to their human consequences."
"I would die happy if I knew that on my tombstone could be written these words, "This man was an absolute fool. None of the disastrous things that he reluctantly predicted ever came to pass!"
Author: Mumford Quotes Category: Man Quotes



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