” A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day, and a succession of such days is fatal to human life. “


” Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training. “


” Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death, they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten. “


” Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet. “



All 4 Lewis Mumford Quotes about Life in picture


A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day, and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death, they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.
Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.

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