Quotation Explorer - 'Lewis Mumford'

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf. - Lewis Mumford
Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self-understanding and self-discipline. - Lewis Mumford
Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them. - Lewis Mumford
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past. - Lewis Mumford
Toute transformation sociale (...) s'est fondée sur de nouvelles bases métaphysiques et idéologiques; ou plutôt, sur des émotions et intuitions plus profondes, dont l'expression rationalisée prend la forme du cosmos et de la nature de l'homme. - Lewis Mumford
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