"One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Lewis Mumford on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Lewis Mumford on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Lewis Mumford on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Lewis Mumford on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Lewis Mumford on Albert Einstein
"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."