"The earth is the Lord's fullness thereof: this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion, but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Lewis Mumford on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Lewis Mumford on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Lewis Mumford on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Lewis Mumford on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Lewis Mumford on Albert Camus
"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."