52+ Best Construction Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational construction quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Construction Quotes

Failure does not exist. Once you hit the construction zone road blocks, follow the detour signs to get back to ur original path. – Behdad Sami

Constructiveness is the human way. – Dalai Lama

Building is about getting around the obstacles that are presented to you. – Jeremy Renner

When you make something, cleaning it out of structural debris is one of the most vital things you do. – Christopher Alexander

As bees gather honey, so we collect what is sweetest out of all things and build… – Rainer Maria Rilke

Where can we find greater structural clarity than in the wooden buildings of the old? Where else can we find such unity of material, construction and form? Here the wisdom of whole generations is stored. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The Mystic Masters Speak! by Vernon Howard…Ever building, building to the clouds, still building higher, and never reflecting that the poor narrow basis cannot sustain the giddy tottering column. – Johann Friedrich von Schiller

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. – Charles Simic

The body of a young woman is God’s greatest achievement… Of course, He could have built it to last longer but you can’t have everything. – Neil Simon

Choice and chance structure art and nature. – Frederick Sommer

Great Wall Style: Building Home with Jim Spear…Site is the beginning of making the space. What I mean by this is not just the lay of the land, or even where the sun comes up. It’s also the social environment and what is already built around you. – Jim Spear

The city is built / To music, therefore never built at all, / And therefore built forever. – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled. – unknown

Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction. – Simone Weil

These paintings are not planned… The construction of the picture happens as I go from top to bottom. It’s then that the adjustments occur: color, light, drawing, tone. – Neil Welliver

Destroying is a necessary function in life. Everything has its season, and all things eventually lose their effectiveness and die. – Margaret J. Wheatley

It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses. – Tennessee Williams

Writing a novel is like building a wall brick by brick; only amateurs believe in inspiration. – Frank Yerby

Too low they build who build below the skies. – Edward Young

You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it requires people to make the dream a reality. – Walt Disney

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. – Benjamin Franklin

A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasured. – Louis Kahn

There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers’ battle with the heavens that cover them. — Federico Garcia Lorca

Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves. – Adrienne Clarkson

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it. – John Ruskin

Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design. — Stephen Gardiner

A world which sees art and engineering as divided is not seeing the world as a whole. — Professor Sir Edmund Happold

Use the best possible materials, and reveal the quality of those materials and the craftsmanship of their assembly. – Karl Friedrich Schinkel

You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledgehammer on the construction site. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Nothing in this world is more simple and more cheap than making cities that provide better for people. – Jan Gehl

It is not the beauty of the building you should look at: it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time. – David Allen Coe

The sun never knew how great it was until it hit the side of a building. – Louis Kahn

A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction. You have to get that through your head. That it is not easy becoming successful. – Steve Harvey

Construction is an important front for solidifying the foundations of a thriving country and creating bases for the people’s happy life. – Kim Jong-un

Program construction consists of a sequence of refinement steps. – Niklaus Wirth

I think architecture could be understood as the construction of realities, or the construction of worlds. – Jimenez Lai

Every human being is under construction from conception to death. – Billy Graham

My construction of the constitution is very different from that you quote. It is that each department is truly independent of the others, and has an equal right to decide for itself what is the meaning of the constitution in the cases submitted to its action; and especially, where it is to act ultimately and without appeal. – Thomas Jefferson

If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it’s a failure. – Douglas Coupland

The road to success is always under construction. – Arnold Palmer

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. – Charles Dickens

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone. – Jorge Luis Borges

Create with the heart; build with the mind. – Criss Jami

There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face. – William Shakespeare

The world is administered by rich but it is constructed by poor. – Amit Kalantri

The root of the evil is not the construction of new, more dreadful weapons. It is the spirit of conquest. – Ludwig Von Mises

My marks are results of a building process; strokes building form, creating a sense of depth and three-dimensionality. – Jeanean Songco Martin

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. – Winston Churchill

We are all the construction of a story and it is only at the end that we can assess the value of the plot. – Erik Pevernagie

Expectations are resentments under construction. – Anne Lamott

Constructions of a-rhythmical forms, the clash between concrete and abstract forms.The acute angle is passionate and dynamic, expressing will and a penetrating force. – Carlo Carra

Society is an artificial construction, a defense against nature’s power. – Camille Paglia

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