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Quote: Helen Keller

April 23rd, 2010 by Peter Schmelzer

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
– Helen Keller

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Quote: Friedrich Engels

April 13th, 2009 by Peter Schmelzer

online casino“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”
-Friedrich Engels

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Quote: Claude Levi-Strauss

March 3rd, 2009 by Peter Schmelzer

The wise man doesn’t give the right answers; he poses the right questions.

Claude Levi-Strauss

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On Hiring an Architect….

January 30th, 2009 by Peter Schmelzer

A sugar broker may have ideas about a portrait but he won’t try to paint it himself. He will commission a portrait painter, in whom he has confidence, to make a likeness of his wife or child as the case may be. Even more necessary are the services of an architect when building or remodeling a house. Trying to be your own architect is as foolish as drawing a sketch of little Jerry on canvas and then calling in a house painter to smear on a daub of blue for his coat, a bit of yellow for his hair, white for his collar, and just anything for the background. At worst, though, this futuristic result can be taken to the attic, turned face to the wall and forgotten; but a botched house won’t let you forget. You have to live in it along with your mistakes, day after day and, possibly, year after year. When and if you finally call in an architect and have them remedied or obviated, the cost will be considerably in excess of what his total fee would have been in the beginning.

So, find the best man practicing in the vicinity where your future home is to be located and cast your burdens on his drafting board.

“If You’re Going to Live in the Country”, by
Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley 2006

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Quote: Charles Duell

January 12th, 2009 by Peter Schmelzer

мебели“Everything that can be invented has been invented.”

-Charles Duell, Director of the US Patent Office, 1899

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Quote: John Ruskin

December 4th, 2008 by Peter Schmelzer

“We require from buildings, as from men, two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it; which last is itself another form of duty.”

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Quote: Edmund Burke

October 8th, 2008 by Peter Schmelzer

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Edmund Burke

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