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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1149
AUTHOR: Edwin Markham (1852–1940)
QUOTATION: We all are blind until we see
That in the human plan
Nothing is worth the making if
It does not make the man.
Why build these cities glorious
If man unbuilded goes?
In vain we build the world, unless
The builder also grows.
ATTRIBUTION: EDWIN MARKHAM, “Man-Making,” Poems of Edwin Markham, p. 6 (1950).