Architectural maxims and theorems ... and Lecture on the education and character of the architect

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Side 58 - Universal History, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here.
Side 58 - We cannot look, however imperfectly, upon a great man, without gaining something by him. He is the living light-fountain, which it is good and pleasant to be near. The light which enlightens, which has enlightened the darkness of the world : and this not as a kindled lamp only, but rather as a natural luminary shining by the gift of Heaven ; a flowing light-fountain, as I say, of native original insight, of manhood and heroic nobleness ; — in whose radiance all souls feel that it is well with them.
Side 58 - One comfort is, that great men, taken up in any way, are profitable company. We cannot look, however imperfectly, upon a great man, without gaining something by him. He is the living light-fountain, which it is good and pleasant to be near.
Side 57 - WE have undertaken to discourse here for a little on Great Men, their manner of appearance in our world's business, how they have shaped themselves in the world's history, what ideas men formed of them, what work they did; — on Heroes, namely, and on their reception and performance ; what I call Hero-worship and the Heroic in human affairs.
Side xi - To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another,' says Colton. And how full of truth is Bacon's sentence on the same point ! — ' Antiquity deserveth that reverence, that men should make a stand thereupon, and discover what is the best way ; but when the discovery is well taken, then to make progression.
Side 58 - They were the leaders of men, these great ones; the modellers, patterns, and in a wide sense creators of whatsoever the general mass of men contrived to do or to attain; all things that we see standing accomplished in the world are properly the outer material result, the practical realization and embodiment of Thoughts that dwelt in the Great Men sent into the world...
Side 21 - Cavendish, as Mr. Fox calls them. You may, perhaps, be surprised to find so much pride in my character. It does not seem very compatible with the diffidence that attends my conduct in general, I am diffident, because I am seldom certain that I am in the right, and because I pay respect to the opinions of others, where I think they may merit it.
Side x - Grecian architecture ; one only wants passions, to feel Gothic. In St. Peter's, one is convinced that it was built by great princes. In Westminster Abbey, one thinks not of the builder; the religion of the place makes the first impression...
Side 88 - He should be a good writer, a skilled draughtsman, versed in geometry and optics, expert at figures, acquainted with history, informed on the principles of natural and moral philosophy, somewhat of a musician, not ignorant of the sciences both of law and...

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