Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson Quote

Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson
Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson

I know that the nature we are concerned with ultimately is human nature. That is the point of the beautification movement, and that finally is the point of architecture. Winston Churchill said, ‘First we shape our buildings, and then they shape us.’ The same is true of our highways, our parks, our public buildings — the environment we create. They shape us.


-Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson
Environmental champion and First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson.

Online:  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Ronald Reagan Quote

Ronald Reagan photoThe United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we — in a less final, less heroic way — be willing to give of ourselves. -Ronald Reagan

Thomas Jefferson Quote

Thomas Jefferson photo
Thomas Jefferson

To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father’s has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association—the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it. -Thomas Jefferson

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