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A Quote by John Adams on agriculture, architecture, children, history, liberty, mathematics, music, order, painting, philosophy, poetry, politics, sons, study, and war

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Letter to Abigail Adams, May 12, 1780.

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A Quote by John Adams on agriculture, architecture, art, children, duty, government, history, liberty, mathematics, negotiation, order, painting, philosophy, poetry, politics, science, sons, study, war, and wives

The Science of Government it is my duty to study, more than all other Sciences: the Art of Legislation and Administration and Negotiation, ought to take place, indeed to exclude in a manner all other Arts.-I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematics and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematics and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine. This letter has not been dated precisely, but appears to have been written after Adams's letter to his wife on May 12, and before one written to her on May 15.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: letter to Abigail Adams, after May 12, 1780.—Adams Family Correspondence, ed. L. H. Butterfield, vol. 3, p. 342 (1973).

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm von Schelling on architecture and music

[Architecture] is music in space, as it were a frozen music.

Friedrich von Schelling

Source: Philosophie der Kunst

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on architecture, fate, heart, passion, and soul

The fate of the architect is the strangest of all. How often he expends his whole soul, his whole heart and passion, to produce buildings into which he himself may never enter.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Elective Affinities

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A Quote by Johann Gottlieb Fichte on action, architecture, existence, future, history, men, people, science, and world

There are two great classes of men: the people and the scholars, the men of science. For the former, nothing exists but that which directly leads to action. It is for the latter to see beyond. They are the free artists who create the future and its history, the conscious architects of the world.

Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762 - 1814)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on architecture and hope

The greatest architect and the one most needed is hope.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on architecture, art, beginning, dance, and lies

The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: The Dance of Life, 1923, ch. 2

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on architecture, beauty, country, ideas, necessity, and truth

True, there are architects so called in this country, and I have heard of one at least possessed with the idea of making architectural ornaments have a core of truth, a necessity, and hence a beauty, as if it were a revelation to him.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by James Harold Wilson on architecture and change

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.

Harold Wilson (1916 -)

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A Quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe on architecture, society, and women

Women are the real architects of society.

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)

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