Construction Quotes

It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
David Allan Coe

The road to success is always under construction.
Lily Tomlin

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

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

Of our seven children, five are at ABC Supply. The three older daughters went to college. The boys went into construction, and I wasn’t disappointed they didn’t go to college.
Diane Hendricks

The road to success is always under construction.
Arnold Palmer

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
Edmund Burke

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

The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.
Glenn Gould

There are very few people who are going to look into the mirror and say, ‘That person I see is a savage monster;’ instead, they make up some construction that justifies what they do.
Noam Chomsky

The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time.
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

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

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

The most powerful force ever known on this planet is human cooperation – a force for construction and destruction.
Jonathan Haidt

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

I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today.
Isambard K. Brunel

When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.
Herbert Hoover

The job market of the future will consist of those jobs that robots cannot perform. Our blue-collar work is pattern recognition, making sense of what you see. Gardeners will still have jobs because every garden is different. The same goes for construction workers. The losers are white-collar workers, low-level accountants, brokers, and agents.
Michio Kaku

The tourism industry has considerable potential to be a sustainability role model in its role as a buyer of goods and other services, from building materials and green construction standards to farm produce.
Arancha Gonzalez

The road to success is always under construction… there are lots of pot holes but no traffic jams.
Dan Pena

The construction of an airplane is simple compared with the evolutionary achievement of a bird. If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
Charles Lindbergh

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
Richard Courant

I started out printing silk screen t-shirts. I sold ink pens. I worked construction. I worked at a gas station. I pumped gas. I was a mechanic for a little bit. I went into sewers, down into sewer lines. I had a lot of somewhat unpleasant gigs for a time there.
Johnny Depp

I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.
Wilbur Wright

Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do.
Donald Knuth

When I say artist I mean the man who is building things – creating molding the earth – whether it be the plains of the west – or the iron ore of Penn. It’s all a big game of construction – some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.
Jackson Pollock

Most floods are caused by man, not weather; deforestation, levee construction, erosion, and overgrazing all result in the loss of ecosystem services.
Paul Hawken

True Boogie-Woogie I conceive as homogeneous in intention with mine in painting: destruction of melody, which is the equivalent of destruction of natural appearance, and construction through the continuous opposition of pure means – dynamic rhythm.
Piet Mondrian

But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding.
Marc Bloch

The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.
Jacques Chirac

The construction of a courthouse is a long-term investment in a building where important public business is done. But that does not justify extravagant expenditures. Courthouses should be dignified, durable, and functional. They should not be grandiose, monumental, and luxurious.
Charles T. Canady

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
Leo Aikman

Every single life is about construction and destruction.
Gaspar Noe

I believe that we, every day, 24-7, all the days of our lives, we are, all of us, agents of construction and agents of destruction.
Guillermo del Toro

In the legislative branch, you make the laws… and our role as judges is to interpret the law, not to inject our own policy preferences. So our task is to give an honest construction to what laws are passed by the Legislature.
Thomas Hardiman

Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
Plato

This means that no single logic is strong enough to support the total construction of human knowledge.
Jean Piaget

The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
Walter Benjamin

I don’t think you can separate a place from its history. I think a place is much more than the bricks and mortar that go into its construction. I think it’s more than the accidental topography of the ground it stands on.
Alan Moore

With the support and dedication from employees at every level of the company, we’ve been successful in expanding supplier diversity in many areas, including traditionally challenging areas such as construction services, legal and professional services.
Debra L. Reed

Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.
John Maynard Keynes

I strongly support the construction of the Keystone Pipeline and favor expanding offshore drilling to make our nation less dependent on foreign oil.
Thom Tillis

Climbing a big wall over several days is like running a giant construction project: constantly making lists, rigging ropes, organising food, figuring out camera angles – but you’re in this crazy place with your best friends, and it does take on a party atmosphere sometimes, like a big dudes’ camping trip.
Tommy Caldwell

The ‘Love Undercover’ series features two cops, a street rat, and a construction worker as the lead heroes.
Lori Foster

We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process with no drive to complexity, not the expected results of evolutionary principles that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding the mode of its own necessary construction.
Stephen Jay Gould

The German physicists knew at least so much about the manufacture and construction of atomic bombs that it was clear to them that the manufacture of bombs in Germany could not succeed during the war. For this reason, they were spared the moral decision whether they should make an atomic bomb, and they had only worked on the uranium engine.
Werner Heisenberg

Less is more. I truly believe in buying a few pieces with better construction.
Stacy London

My father liked doing carpentry work, construction work, in the summer vacation. And so my mother designed a cabin, a log cabin, like a – it was like a Swiss chalet. I was twelve years old, and my father and I built it on a rocky point peninsula out into Lake Superior.
John Lautner

Why should man’s first flight to the moon be a matter of national competition? Why should the United States and the Soviet Union, in preparing for such expeditions, become involved in immense duplications of research, construction and expenditure?
John F. Kennedy

I appreciate good tailoring as much as good details of construction.
Neri Oxman

When President Teddy Roosevelt posed for the cameras astride a massive steam shovel during construction of the Panama Canal in 1906, it was more than a simple photo op. Though the scene was clearly staged, it symbolized a crucial moment in American history.
Alan Huffman

Men’s fashion has a certain heaviness in the fabrics and construction. But also there is a heaviness in the mentality.
Hedi Slimane

I learned construction and carpentry from my father at a young age, so I felt very comfortable and I felt very satisfied when I worked in that field.
Michael Cudlitz

Carbon-carbon bond formation reactions employing organoboron compounds and organic electrophiles have recently been recognized as powerful tools for the construction of new organic compounds.
Akira Suzuki

In 1999, I was in St. Louis with Martin Luther King III as we led protests against the state’s failure to hire minority contractors for highway construction projects. We went at dawn on a summer day with over a thousand people and performed acts of civil disobedience.
Al Sharpton

I’m not a big fan of shopping. I certainly am a fan of clothes, and especially people that put time into the construction of them.
Dean Winters

I think the idea of the social construction of beauty – this idea that beauty is simply whatever culture or society says it is – is on the run. Of course, beauty does arise in a cultural context. No one ever denies that. But there’s also a natural response people have to it.
Denis Dutton

New synthetic substances – steel, concrete, glass – are actively superseding the traditional raw materials of construction.
Walter Gropius

Be able to read blueprints, diagrams, floorplans, and other diagrams used in the construction process.
Marilyn vos Savant

Indeed there are powers in the small child that are far greater than is generally realized, because it is in this period that the construction, the building-up, of man takes place, for at birth, psychically speaking, there is nothing at all – zero!
Maria Montessori

The close relationship between railroad expansion and the genera development and prosperity of the country is nowhere brought more distinctly into relief than in connection with the construction of the Pacific railroads.
John Moody

When I found Freestyle Fellowship, I started getting into the construction of rap. You get better at it the more you do it; you figure out the science and the math behind it.
Chance The Rapper

To allow the construction of places of worship other than Islamic ones in Saudi Arabia, it would be like asking the Vatican to build a mosque inside of it.
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Israel and the Palestinians had been at the table together for decades until the Obama/Mitchell/Rahm Emanuel decision to demand a total end to Israeli construction froze not the settlements but the diplomacy.
Elliott Abrams

I feel I’m a hammer to the construction worker that is the filmmaker.
Cuba Gooding, Jr.

I’m very empathic to the construction of masculinity within our culture and how we build these identities up.
Catherine Opie

Thanks to the great Juche idea and Songun politics of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the devoted struggle of our service personnel and other people who are unfailingly loyal to the Party, proud victories have been achieved in socialist construction and lasting foundations for accomplishing the cause of the Juche revolution have been laid.
Kim Jong-un

There isn’t an amount of money you could offer me to do reality TV. I would rather get my job back on the building site. Or I could own a construction business. Maybe I could retire to my house in Long Island and take up painting, like Captain Beefheart. A crazy recluse: I like that idea.
Dave Gahan

How real can your music be if you wake up in the morning hearing birds and crickets? I never hear birds when I wake up. Just a lot of construction work, the smell of Chinese takeout, children screaming, and everybody knocking a different track from ‘Ready to Die’ as they pass down the street.
The Notorious B.I.G.

I want to open my own yoga studio. Planning construction and looking at properties is fun.
Nina Dobrev

I once called construction companies to bid on an addition to the school library so that there would suddenly be people outside, measuring the building. ‘Who authorized this?’ the principal would ask. The answer: ‘Howie Mandel.’
Howie Mandel

All I can tell you is ‘Black Panther’ sets up the MCU to go in a really wonderful new direction, sets up a new language, a new world for the MCU to play in, and that construction is then rocked to its core when Thanos enters in ‘Infinity War’ – get ready.
Winston Duke

Most new prison construction has occurred in predominately white, rural communities, and thus a new and bizarre form of segregation has emerged in recent years. Ghetto youth are transferred from their decrepit, underfunded, racially segregated schools to brand-new high-tech prisons located in white rural counties.
Michelle Alexander

For Christmas our grandmother would give us this huge box every year of just art supplies, construction paper, water colors, charcoals, crayons, color pencils.
Brook Lopez

When I bid out our construction projects, I call contractors personally to close the deal and get the best price or enhance the scope of their deliverable. You don’t get what you don’t ask for.
Ivanka Trump

When I was working in my first job engineering construction, what I liked the most was working with architects and making buildings that had this creative side coming from the architect and that were making them a big success.
Bernard Arnault

I’ll bet there are a lot of artists that nobody hears about who just make more money than anybody. The people that do all the sculptures and paintings for big building construction. We never hear about them, but they make more money than anybody.
Andy Warhol

When a man’s suit fits, when the construction is beautiful, when the sewing and fabrics are there… in the end, you’ll look the best in it.
John Varvatos

Jocelyn Bell joined the project as a graduate student in 1965, helping as a member of the construction team and then analysing the paper charts of the sky survey.
Antony Hewish

The entire brain of the organization is here. The construction drawings and data processing all takes place in Rotterdam.
Boyan Slat

Construction will always be needed. You will always need to renovate projects.
Wayne Messam

In the commercial real estate business, brokers spearhead major accounts. But they wouldn’t have customers without the people who oversee construction.
Roger Staubach

Today many Caribbean workers can be found in the hospital, construction, service and hotel industries, but there is also a growing professional sector.
Charles B. Rangel

If you look at a building by Mies van der Rohe, it might look very simple, but up close, the sheer quality of construction, materials and thought are inspirational.
David Chipperfield

The further a mathematical theory is developed, the more harmoniously and uniformly does its construction proceed, and unsuspected relations are disclosed between hitherto separated branches of the science.
David Hilbert

From my standpoint, being an artist, I want to see what the new construction is between artist and audience.
David Bowie

I enjoy construction and the process of building things, so maybe I’d be a developer of some kind – residential and commercial. Because I produce a lot of television now, I enjoy building things from the ground up, whether it’s a physical structure or a show, and seeing them and realizing them.
Sean Hayes

Growing up on, say, the Upper East Side, you’re so isolated. If you go to the Hamptons every weekend, you never talk to a construction worker, and the construction worker would never talk to you.
Ansel Elgort

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

The rapid growth in many of our suburbs has spawned a booming construction industry eager to hire low wage immigrants who gladly fill these jobs, many of them happy to be paid in cash, free of federal and state taxes.
Spencer Bachus

Any object, whether animate or inanimate, will have a size. Airplanes, boats, or musical string instruments vary in size just like animals and plants, and in all cases, their size and their material construction are totally different matters even though they affect one another.
John Tyler Bonner

A lot of the work in, say, construction or restaurants involves visual and motor flexibility. It also requires adaptability, in terms of answering questions, giving people directions, or taking orders.
David Autor

What I try to do is the art of building, and the art of building is the art of construction; it is not only about forms and shapes and images.
Peter Zumthor

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

While the national highway system connects cities and facilitates economic activity across the nation, it’s construction historically has been deeply destructive for many communities, particularly low-income communities and communities of color.
Alex Padilla

The Internet has allowed even more growth possible than in the bricks and mortar industries that I dealt with years ago. It is easier to get a business to a million dollars/pounds in revenue on the net! It is not easy! But it is easier when compared to construction, etc., though all businesses use the Internet to enhance marketing.
Dan Pena

Drones photograph, prospect and advertise real estate from golf courses to skyscrapers; they also monitor construction in progress.
Peter Diamandis

Though farm chores and construction work are the most physically demanding jobs that I currently do, they feel like recess to me. And there’s something really beautiful about work that feels like play.
Chip Gaines

At least five cents in every acre should be reserved for the construction of ponds to store rainwater.
M. S. Swaminathan

As much as I believe in the Franco-German partnership, I question the idea of a duopoly. European construction is based on a well-balanced and respectful partnership between France and Germany.
Francois Hollande

Panama is a country that’s been dealing with issues of identity since its very birth. It was born on Wall Street. It was born out of engineering construction. It was the canal. Because of the canal, the country was born, so the country has been divided into pro-canal and against-canal people for so long.
Edgar Ramirez

A human being is a being who is constantly ‘under construction,’ but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction.
Jose Saramago

Half of the time, I’m walking around a construction site, then I’m transitioning into the evening, having drinks with the girlfriends or meeting with my husband and then racing back home to put the kids to bed. I have less time, so I’m a much more efficient decision maker.
Ivanka Trump

It is a sad truth that apprenticeships fell out of favour in Britain in the Seventies and Eighties, when the manufacturing industries shed jobs and the construction industry went into decline.
Fiona Barton

Many of the Iroquois and Huron houses were of similar construction, the partitions being at the sides only, leaving a wide passage down the middle of the house.
Francis Parkman

Education technology and school construction go together. Modernization, updating education facilities, and making a capital investment in education are all included.
Major Owens

I do not object to the construction of rail roads and canals.
Gerrit Smith

Long before the idea of a writer’s conference was a glimmer in anyone’s eye, writers learned by reading the work of their predecessors. They studied meter with Ovid, plot construction with Homer, comedy with Aristophanes; they honed their prose style by absorbing the lucid sentences of Montaigne and Samuel Johnson.
Francine Prose

The concept of government of, by, and for the people isn’t just a platitude. It’s the moral construction of our nation. It’s in our bones.
Alan K. Simpson

Because I lived in construction towns, we had a lot of workers who came from the South. They were all white, and, sorry to say, a number of them were pretty redneck.
Tom Brokaw

Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?
Jim Bakker

We worked with the engineers in the design and construction and testing phases in those various areas, then we would get back together at the end of the week and brief each other as to what had gone on.
Alan Shepard

It is our Party’s unshakeable stand to prevent a new war from breaking out on the Korean peninsula and accelerate economic construction in a peaceful environment, thus resolving at an early date the problems related with the people’s livelihood.
Kim Jong-un

Ninety per cent of my family are hairdressers, and the other 10% are construction workers.
Alessia Cara

The one thing I have always felt about musical theatre is that it is, to an extraordinary degree, about construction.
Andrew Lloyd Webber

All those involved in the construction of an architectural design, from the architect to the builder, have an attachment to the architecture, although it’s difficult to quantify the attachment.
Tadao Ando

Most women prefer circles of sharing to pyramids and hierarchies. They prefer conversation to construction. They will usually choose nurturance and empathy over competition and climbing. They will normally choose connection over simple performance games.
Richard Rohr

Immigrants are critical to our strength in every essential industry, from agriculture and education to health care, domestic work, construction, food processing, technology, and many more.
Alex Padilla

My dad, he was a construction worker. He was a butcher. He was a deep sea fisherman.
Aisha Tyler

I specialize in early homes, and what I care about the most is renovating a home and taking it back to its original construction idea.
Daryl Hall

I love anything by Joan Didion. Incidentally, she was one of the local moms when I was growing up in Point Dume. She always reminded me a little bit of my mother, so I feel a great affinity. I love the precision of Didion’s writing. There’s a construction and a craftsmanship to her sentences that’s imbued with so much emotion.
Rob Lowe

In the pregnancy process I have come to realize how much of the burden is on the female partner. She’s got a construction zone going on in her belly.
Al Roker

I’m young, I still have a lot to learn. We will say that I am a Ferrari under construction.
Ousmane Dembele

People I grew up with, my family, work in the oil fields. Everyone works a labor job – construction, concrete. All we know is work. It’s a physical culture.
Dustin Poirier

Doing a mall is not only construction of the physical place: what is important is the merchandising mix. We strive to serve the convenience of the public. We want shopping at our malls to be a unique and an enjoyable experience.
Henry Sy

It’s no accident that most self-help groups use ‘anonymous’ in their names; to Americans, the first step toward redemption is a ritual wiping out of the self, followed by the construction of a new one.
Walter Kirn

The reason for a lot of bands not making it is because they don’t really understand that your job is sort of divided into two different things. It’s one thing creating it… It’s like being an architect but also a construction worker.
Tobias Forge

A woman with organizing skills can run a construction company without ever picking up a hammer and nail.
Warren Farrell

Reinforced concrete buildings are by nature skeletal buildings. No noodles nor armoured turrets. A construction of girders that carry the weight, and walls that carry no weight. That is to say, buildings consisting of skin and bones.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

From Brazil, Cuba and Venezuela to Equatorial Guinea and the Ivory Coast, China dangles lavish, low-interest loans and sophisticated weapons systems as bait. It then uses its ‘weapons of mass construction,’ a huge army of engineers and labourers, to build everything from roads and dams to parliament buildings and palaces.
Vivek Agnihotri

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