Monday, 19 March 2007

Inspiring quote via Chicago, Taiwan and Auckland

At last week's New Thinking Week I was truly inspired by the story of Colyn Devereux-Kay, founder of Les Floralies and Egg Maternity.

She mentioned a quote she'd read on the wall of a supplier in Taiwan, and noted down. I've googled it and found the origin of the quote - an architect called Daniel Burnham.

Here's the quote:

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence. Remember that our sons and our grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.

The title of the first "additional reference" is nearly as long as the quote.

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