Houses are built to live in, more than to look on; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
A Gothic church is a petrified religion.
Greek architecture is the flowering of geometry.
If cities were built by the sound of music, then some edifices would appear to be constructed by grave, solemn tones, and others to have danced forth to light fantastic airs.
Architecture is the printing press of all ages, and gives a history of the state of society in which the structure was erected, from the cromlachs of the Druids to the toyshops of bad taste.—The Tower and Westminster Abbey are glorious pages in the historv of time, and tell the story of an iron despotism, and of the cowardice of an unlimited power.
The architecture of a nation is great only when it is as universal and established as its language, and when provinncial differences are nothing more than so many dialects.
Architecture is the art which so disposes and adorns the edifices raised by man, that the sight of them may contribute to his mental health, power, and pleasure.
Architecture is a handmaid of devotion. A beautiful church is a sermon in stone, and its spire a finger pointing to heaven.
Architecture is frozen music.