We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
To be an engineer and nothing but an engineer means to be potentially everything and actually nothing.
Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us.
If you want to see what a society really believes in, look at what the biggest buildings on the horizon are dedicated to.
Our role is not to use technology to elevate ourselves above nature, but to elevate the human experience within the context of a natural world.
Concern for the man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavours.
Civilization is a vast machine invented by the human mind to regulate its states. We are ever in the process of creating and repairing a world that our minds want to be in.