L.P. - "The past is a foreign country; they do things
Nicholas - "Whatever is goode in its kinde ought
to be preserv'd in respect for antiquity, as well as our present advantage,
for destruction can be profitable to none but such as live by it."
Hegel - "We
learn from history that we never learn anything from history."
- "Memory is reality. It is better to recycle what
exists, to avoid mortgaging a workable past to a non-existent future,
and to think small. In the life of cities, only conservation is sanity."
- "[W]hatever may be the future of architecture,
in whatever manner our young architects may one day solve the question
of their art, let us, while waiting for new monuments, preserve the ancient
monuments. Let us...inspire the nation with a love for national architecture."