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Lewis Mumford
(1895-1990) born on
Oct 19
US urban planner, historian. He analyzed the effects of technology and urbanization on human societies throughout history.
         
   
F
However far modern science and technics have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson: Nothing is impossible.

R
Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.
A
By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.
N
For most Americans, progress means accepting what is new because it is new, and discarding what is old because it is old.
K
I would die happy if I knew that on my tombstone could be written these words, "This man was an absolute fool. None of the disastrous things that he reluctantly predicted ever came to pass!"
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Technics and Civilization," ch. 8, sct. 12, 1934.
R: "The Culture of Cities," ch. 1, sct. 5, 1938.
A: "The Conduct of Life," "The Challenge of Renewal," 1951.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: To National Book Awards Committee, "My Works and Days," 1979.
   


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