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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Building
 
  Too low they build who build beneath the stars.
Dr. Young.    
  1
  Old houses mended cost little less than new before they’re ended.
Cibber.    
  2
  All below is strength, and all above is grace.
Dryden.    
  3
  The building fitted accurately to answer its end will turn out to be admirable.
Möller.    
  4
  Ah, to build, to build! that is the noblest art of all the arts.
Longfellow.    
  5
        The man who builds, and wants wherewith to pay,
Provides a home from which to run away.
Dr. Young.    
  6
  The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone, subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man.
Emerson.    
  7
  Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down, first and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Bible.    
  8
  Never build after you are five and forty; have five years’ income in hand before you lay a brick; and always calculate the expense at double the estimate.
Kett.    
  9
  Like one who draws the model of a house beyond his power to build it, who, half through, gives o’er, and leaves his part-created cost a naked subject to the weeping clouds.
Shakespeare.    
  10
  In designing a house and gardens, it is happy when there is an opportunity of maintaining a subordination of parts; the house so luckily placed as to exhibit a view of the whole design.
Shenstone.    
  11
                    When we mean to build,
We first survey the plot, then draw the model;
And when we see the figure of the house,
Then must we rate the cost of the erection;
Which if we find outweighs ability,
What do we then, but draw anew the model
In fewer offices; or, at least, desist
To build at all?
Shakespeare.    
  12
  Houses are built to live in more than to look on; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
Bacon.    
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