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Quote of Oscar Wilde - If Nature had been comfortable, mankind...


Biography - Oscar Wilde:

Irish playwright, novelist, essayist and poet.
Born: 1854 - Died: 1900
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

If Nature had been comfortable, mankind would never have invented architecture.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Wäre die Natur behaglich, hätten die Menschen die Architektur nicht erfunden.

French
Si la nature avait été confortable, l'homme n'aurait jamais inventé l'architecture.




See also 

See also...






Quotes for: nature


Quotes

Quotes about nature:


Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.





Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.





Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.











Quotes for: architecture


Quotes

Quotes about architecture:


Architecture in general is frozen music.





Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.





Thus, down to the time of Gutenberg, architecture is the principal writing, the universal writing.





The mood which emanates from architecture comes close to the effect of music.





Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.





I call architecture frozen music.











Quotes

Oscar Wilde also said...


Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.





To be in love is to surpass one's self.





When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.





Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.





Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.





In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.












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