"War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Lewis Mumford on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Lewis Mumford on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Lewis Mumford on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Lewis Mumford on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Lewis Mumford on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends."
"A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail."
"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."
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