A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth.
Architecture aims at Eternity
Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth…. Architecture aims at Eternity.
Choose an author as you choose a friend.
In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.
Neither need we fear to diminish a miracle by explaining it.
Reader, if you seek his monument, look about you.
The secret of architectural excellence is to translate the proportions of a dachshund into bricks, mortar and marble.