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The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.
If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable.
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win.
Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.
In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35, you're older than most of the buildings.
Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build.
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
Robert Wilson Lynd
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own.
Learn from your mistakes and build on your successes.
John C. Calhoun
Words build bridges into unexplored regions.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that.
The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.
Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.
A discerning eye needs only a hint, and understatement leaves the imagination free to build its own elaborations.
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