Lewis Mumford — American Sociologist born on October 19, 1895, died on January 26, 1990

Lewis Mumford, KBE was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes and worked closely with his associate the British sociologist Victor Branford... (wikipedia)

A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.
Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.
Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.