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Alvar Aalto Quotes

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We should concentrate our work not only to a separated
housing problem but housing involved in our daily work
and all the other functions of the city.
- Alvar Aalto

Related topics: Architecture

Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form.
We should try to bring in under the same hat not a
splintered way of thinking,
but all in harmony together.
- Alvar Aalto

Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems.
If we split life into separated problems we split the
possibilities to make good building art.
- Alvar Aalto

Our time is so specialised that we have people who
know more and more or less and less.
- Alvar Aalto

 

We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees.
Every committee is dealing with just one problem and
has nothing to do with the other problems.
- Alvar Aalto

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

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

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You should not confuse your career with your life.
- Dave Barry

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Knowledge of what is, does not open
the door directly to what should be.
- Albert Einstein

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

There is NOTHING that I "must",
"have to", or "should" do today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry,
and one who has any faith in God
should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However beautiful the strategy,
you should occasionally look at the results.
- Winston Churchill

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

We should live our lives as though
Christ were coming this afternoon.
- Jimmy Carter

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

I surrender to life as it is, not as it should be.
- Richard Carlson

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Our prayers should be for blessings in general,
for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

People who say it cannot be done should not
interrupt those who are doing it.
- George Bernard Shaw

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Day by day we should weigh what we have
granted to the spirit of the world
against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus,
in thought and especially in deed.
- Albert Schweitzer

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

No house should ever be on a hill or on anything.
It should be of the hill. Belonging to it.
Hill and house should live together
each the happier for the other.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous


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