Here are some preservation quotes that I have come across, let me know your favorite preservation quotes!
“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.” – Jane Jacobs
“We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” – Winston Churchill
“It is better to preserve than to repair, better to repair than to restore, better to restore than to reconstruct.” – A.N. Didron
“. . . Old buildings are not ours. They belong, partly to those who built them, and partly to the generations of mankind who are to follow us. The dead still have their right in them: That which they labored for . . . we have no right to obliterate.”- John Ruskin 1849, “The Seven Lamps of Architecture,” Chapter 6
“What we ourselves have built, we are at liberty to throw down. But what other men gave their strength, and wealth, and life to accomplish, their right over it does not pass away with their death . . .” – John Ruskin 1849, “The Seven Lamps of Architecture” chapter 6