Pravda Architecture


Words, like buildings, shape our world.

They reflect our thoughts, our beliefs, our passions, and our priorities.

Their artful composition tells who we are.


Following are some quotes that resonate with us:


“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work; and the only way to do great work, is to love what you do.” -Steve Jobs


“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”  -Zig Ziglar


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde


“This above all: to thine own self be true.” -William Shakespeare


“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” -Benjamin Franklin


“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss


“I guess it comes down to a simple choice: Get busy living or get busy dying.” -Shawshank Redemption


“It has to start some place.  It has to start some time.  What better place than here!  What better time than now!” – Rage Against the Machine


“Seek always to do some good, somewhere.  Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.  You must give some time to your fellow man.  Even if it’s a little thing; do something for those who have need of a man’s help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.  For remember, you don’t live in a world all your own.  Your brothers live here, too.” -Albert Schweitzer


“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -Christopher Columbus


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou


“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” -Mark Twain


“Strive not to be a person of success, but rather to be a person of value.” -Albert Einstein


If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” -Booker T. Washington


“Limitations live only in our minds, but if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” -Jamie Paolinetti


“Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!” -William Hutchison Murray


“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” -Wayne Gretzky


“Heroes and cowards feel exactly the same fear.  Heroes just react to it differently.” -Cus D’Amato


“You become what you believe.” -Oprah Winfrey


“To quote from Whitman, ‘O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?’ Answer. That you are here — that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?” -Dead Poets Society


“What is morality, she asked.  Judgment to distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, and courage to act upon it, dedication to that which is good, integrity to stand by the good at any price. ” -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


“A building has integrity, just as a man and just as seldom!  It must be true to its own idea, have its own form, and serve its own purpose!” -Ayn Rand, The Foutainhead


“What a dreary life this would be if we knew what was going to happen tomorrow!  Somewhere – I forget the source – it is written that you should live each day as if it were going to be your last.  In the same place, it says that everything you do should be done as if you would never have a chance to redeem your errors or to right a wrong.  A play, a novel, a movie, loses its interest when the element of suspense is eliminated.  Life, being a play, would be terribly monotonous if you could anticipate the ending or even what the next act was going to bring.” -Erick Brandeis, Looking at Life


“Let your Neshuma (soul) be the real inspiration.  You have a soul, you have a spirit, don’t lock it in a box and forget it…  Let’s make this a better world…  We dare not assume that the next century will have less hatred or murders than the past centuries.  How can we?  Are the weapons of tomorrow less harmful?  Are the leaders more dependable?  Are our peace treaties more durable?  Are our ethics more honorable?  Time is running out… We must hurry.” -Ben Friedman, The Anguish of Father Rafti


“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill


“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” -Winston Churchill


“We require from buildings, as from men, two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it; which last is itself another form of duty.” –John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice


“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” -John Wooden


“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” -Jim Rohn


“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney


“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller


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


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” -Mahatma Gandhi


“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” -David Brinkley


“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky


“To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” -Richard Branson


“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” -Frank Lloyd Wright


“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” -Neil Armstrong


“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” -Thomas Jefferson


“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” -Seneca


“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” -Audrey Hepburn


“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” -Colin Powell


It’s not the conditions of your life that will determine your destiny.  It’s your decisions.” -Tony Robbins


“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” -Pablo Picasso


“Everything you can imagine is real.” -Pablo Picasso


“Do one thing every day that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt


“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” -John D. Rockefeller


“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” -Bruce Lee


“We will either find a way or make one.” -Hannibal


“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost


“To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.” -Milton Glaser


“You know what the difference is between you and me?  I make this look good.” -Men In Black


“Take the initiative. Go to work, and above all co-operate and don’t hold back on one another or try to gain at the expense of another. Any success in such lopsidedness will be increasingly short-lived. These are the synergetic rules that evolution is employing and trying to make clear to us. They are not man-made laws. They are the infinitely accommodative laws of the intellectual integrity governing universe.” –Buckminster Fuller in Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1963)


“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” -Napolean Hill


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