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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Sir Christopher Wren (1632–1723)
QUOTATION: Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth…. Architecture aims at Eternity.
ATTRIBUTION: SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN, “Of Architecture,” Parentalia; or Memoirs of the Family of the Wrens, comp. by his son Christopher, Appendix, p. 351 (1750, reprinted 1965).
SUBJECTS: Architecture