Wednesday, December 2, 2009

When we build

When we build, let us think that we build forever.
Let it not be for present delight nor for present use
alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will
thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on
stone, that a time is to come when those stones
will be held sacred because our hands have
touched them, and that men will say, as they look
upon the labor and wrought substance of them,
“See! This our father did for us.”
John Ruskin

1 comment:

cindy said...

oh man! I just read this a few days ago- in my 1937 Audels. :)