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.

Lewis Mumford Death Quote

War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.

Lewis Mumford Society Quote

Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.

Lewis Mumford Future Quote

The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And of course sometimes the government confirms their opinion.

Lewis Mumford Government Quote

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.

Lewis Mumford Religion Quote

The chief function of the city is to convert power into form energy into culture dead matter into the living symbols of art biological reproduction into social creativity.

Lewis Mumford Power Quote

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.

Lewis Mumford Food Quote

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.

Lewis Mumford Funny Quote

One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.

Lewis Mumford Intelligence Quote

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.

Lewis Mumford Art Quote