Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Sir Christopher Wren (16321723)
Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth . Architecture aims at Eternity.
SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN, Of Architecture, Parentalia; or Memoirs of the Family of the Wrens, comp. by his son Christopher, Appendix, p. 351 (1750, reprinted 1965).