Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Architecture is a creation of the human intellect, adding to the stores of beauty in the world.
Thomas Starr King.—The White Hills: Lake Winnipiseogee.

Ah, to build, to build!
That is the noblest art of all the arts.
Painting and sculpture are but images,
Are merely shadows cast by outward things
On stone or canvas, having in themselves
No separate existence. Architecture,
Existing in itself, and not seeming
A something it is not, surpasses them
As substance shadow.
Longfellow.—Michael Angelo, Part I. 3.