The Secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.— Socrates
Skyrocket Old Buildings quotations
No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training.
.. what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
The First World War killed fewer victims than the Second World War, destroyed fewer buildings, and uprooted millions instead of tens of millions - but in many ways it left even deeper scars both on the mind and on the map of Europe. The old world never recovered from the shock.
When sparrows build and the leaves break forth My old sorrow wakes and cries.
Those old adages - you attract more with honey;
do unto others - are true. You can get attention by being acerbic or mean or making a bizarre comment. But by being nice, being empathetic, building relationships and listening, people begin to recognize that you're thoughtful and respectful of their position.
The trouble with this country is that everything is new.
We don't have any consideration for the past... Just because something is old, you don't just rip it down. You can renovate it instead of ripping it down and building something new.
Obviously, there are people who constrict themselves and build walls around themselves, whether it's from a moral standpoint or a patriotic standpoint, or just plain old conformity, and who therefore live in those little prisons, and when things breach those walls, it's shocking for them.
We are the only country in the world that trashes its old buildings.
Too late we realize how very much we need them.
Give me your four year olds, and in a generation I will build a socialist state.
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
Taking jobs to build up your resume is the same as saving up sex for old age.
There is one timeless way of building.
It is a thousand years old, and the same today as it has ever been. The great traditional buildings of the past, the villages and tents and temples in which man feels at home, have always been made by people who were very close to the center of this way.
New ideas must use old buildings
I've done a lot of geeky things in my life, but I think the geekiest of all was my first effort to build props and cosplay, when I was about twelve years-old.
Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.
We can learn what we did not know. We are not only good at destroying the Old World, we are also good at building the new.
The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage.
Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future.
There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick;
you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
To me, you can't have style without being inspired.
When I design a collection, I am inspired by so many things. The color of a flower. The shape of a butterly's wing. The juxtaposition of an old tenement building next to a shiny new skyscraper.
It isn’t a perfect place. There are no perfect places. But nobody cares about perfection when there are sand castles to build and kites to chase, children that are being born, old hearts that are giving in.
Kolkata is a great city, has great food and great people.
We had some problems finding the kind of old buildings we were looking for, and even handling the crowds, but on the whole it was fun shooting there.
Cold morning on Aztec Peak Fire Lookout.
First, build fire in old stove. Second, start coffee. Then, heat up last night's pork chops and spinach for breakfast. Why not? And why the hell not?
For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are shattered into fragments; and if you have no other life, you just have to build one up out of these fragments.
The Old Testament teems with prophecies of the Messiah, but nowhere is it intimated that that Messiah is to stand as a God to be worshipped. He is to bring peace on earth, to build up the waste places--to comfort the broken-hearted, but nowhere is he spoken of as a deity.
A man is thirty years old before he has any settled thoughts of his fortune;
it is not completed before fifty. He falls to building in his old age, and dies by the time his house is in a condition to be painted and glazed.
An old building is like a show. You smell the soul of a building. And the building tells you how to redo it.
Conversion is not a repairing of the old building, but it takes all down and erects a new structure. It is not the sewing on a patch of holiness; but, with the true convert, holiness is woven into all his powers, principles and practice.
Together we will build an America where hope is a new job with a paycheck, not a faded word on an old bumper sticker.
When I read of the vain discussions of the present day about the Virgin Birth and other old dogmas which belong to the past, I feel how great the need is still of a real interest in the religion which builds up character, teaches brotherly love, and opens up to the seeker such a world of usefulness and the beauty of holiness.
That is simply the most beautiful publishing office in the world, with that cranky old building in that wonderful park.
Only bad things happen quickly, . . . Virtually all the happiness-produ cing processes in our lives take time, usually a long time: learning new things, changing old behaviors, building satisfying relationships, raising children. This is why patience and determination are among life's primary virtues.
The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
Long-term, we must begin to build our internal strengths.
It isn't just skills like computer technology. It's the old-fashioned basics of self-reliance, self-motivation, self-reinforcement, self-discipline, self-command.
I wanted to preserve the old buildings, not to destroy them and build something new.