"The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Lewis Mumford on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Lewis Mumford on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Lewis Mumford on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Lewis Mumford on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Lewis Mumford on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."