"True leaders don't invest in buildings. Jesus never built a building. They invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure. So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, or projects; your legacy must be in people."
- Myles Munroe
"The ultimate goal of the architect...is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people."
- Alvar Alato
"It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time."
- David Allan Coe
"The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it's very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer."
- Thomas J. Watson
"Building sustainable cities - and a sustainable future - will need open dialogue among all branches of national, regional and local government."
- Ban Ki-Moon
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."
- Jim Rohn
"Changes in the traditional way of building are only permitted if they are an improvement. Otherwise stay with what is traditional, for truth, even if it be hundreds of years old has a stronger inner bond with us than the lie that walks by our side."
- Adool Loos
"Building a solid foundation in the early years of a child's life will not only help him or her reach their reach their full potential but will also result in better societies as a whole."
- Novak Djokovic
"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures."
- John F. Kennedy
"Of course I believe imaginative architecture can make a difference to people's lives, but I wish it was possible to divert some of the effort we put into ambitious museums and galleries into the basic architectural building blocks of society."
- Zaha Hadid
Maria Corte Maidagan
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
- Milton Berle
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."
- Walt Disney
"Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is..."
- Bob Feller
"Surround yourself with smart, dedicated people - to build something isn't a one-man show. It's more important to have smart people who really believe in what you're doing than really experienced people who may not share your dream."
- Niklas Zennstrom
"Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it."
- Arthur Erickson
"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."
- Christopher Alexander
"You can't build any kind of organization if you're not going to surround yourself with people who have experience and skill base beyond your own."
- Howard Schultz
"The scientist and engineers who are building the future need the poets to make sense of it."
- Jason Silva
"What I learned from architectural drafting is that everything has to have a plan to work. You just can't wing it. I can't get all the materials I need for a house and just start building. Whether it's a career, family, life - you have to plan it out."
- Ice Cube
"Architecture and building is about how you get around the obstacles that are presented to you. That sometimes determines how successful you'll be: How good are you at going around obstacles?"
- Jeremy Renner
"Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together."
- Alvar Aalto
"Build today, then strong and sure, With a firm and ample base; And ascending and secure. Shall tomorrow find its place."