15 Quotes by Famous Non-Architects to Inspire Architects

Architecture is a practice for humanity, to serve humanity. As architects we usually seek to learn from fellow architects, but there is a lot we can, actually, learn from fellow humans. After all, we are humans and so, same rules apply. You can learn from scientists about curiosity and resilience, you can learn from philosophers about life and intellect, and you can learn from novelists about creativity and imagination. Here, we will give you an inspirational boost by reporting to you what famous figures from these fields, and more, have said about success, satisfaction, and achieving dreams.

1.“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

2.”It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

3.”The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

4.“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

5.”Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

6.”Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

7.”In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

8.”The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.” – Walt Disney

9.”You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

10.”The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is

guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

11.“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

12.“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

13.“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

14.”It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

15.“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain


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