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  • When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. -Confucius
  • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. -Henry Ford
  • It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. -Henry David Thoreau
  • We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. -George Bernard Shaw
  • A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable. -Louis Kahn
  • Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins. -Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
  • If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness. -Tadao Ando
  • Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us. -Arthur Erickson
  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. -Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it. -Colin Wilson
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -Mohandas Ghandi
  • Gretzky went where the puck was going to be, not where it was already. -Kevin Smith (Yes, Kevin Smith, of Jay and Silent Bob fame, ranks right up there with Ghandi and Henry David Thoreau!)