The house is not an object, "a machine to live in"; it is the universe that man constructs for himself by imitating the paradigmatic creation of the gods, the cosmogony.
For archaic man, reality is a function of the imitation of a celestial archetype.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
The ritual by which man constructs a sacred space is efficacious in the measure in which it reproduces the work of the gods.
I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.
A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
Call no man happy until he is dead, but only lucky.
If you look at the buildings, you'll find that one part looks as if it was designed by one man, and you go around and look at another facade and it looks as if it was designed by another man, you see.
The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.
Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.
When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.
Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.
The philosophical point of view of the average man - if that term may be applied to his naive realism - has a claim to the highest consideration.
No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite.
When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
Man will not merely endure; he will prevail.
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.