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When it passes towards the east, the sun begins Quote by Vitruvius When it passes towards the east, the sun begins to have less effect upon it, and a thin line on the edge of its bright side emits its splendour towards the earth.
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The temple of Ceres should be in a solitary spot Quote by Vitruvius The temple of Ceres should be in a solitary spot out of the city, to which the public are not necessarily led but for the purpose of sacrificing to her.
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Since, therefore, individuals as well as the Quote by Vitruvius Since, therefore, individuals as well as the public are so indebted to these writers for the benefits they enjoy, I think them not only entitled to the honour of palms and crowns, but even to be numbered among the gods.
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Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the Quote by Vitruvius Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the several parts of a building, which is the result of a just and regular agreement of them with each other; the height to the width, this to the length, and each of these to the whole.
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Perhaps, to the uninformed, it may appear Quote by Vitruvius Perhaps, to the uninformed, it may appear unaccountable that a man should be able to retain in his memory such a variety of learning; but the close alliance with each other, of the different branches of science, will explain the difficulty.
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In setting out the walls of a city the choice of Quote by Vitruvius In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a healthy situation is of the first importance: it should be on high ground, neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should be neither violently hot nor intensely cold, but temperate in both respects.
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I am moreover inclined to be concise when I Quote by Vitruvius I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs, so that in their few leisure moments they may read and understand as much as possible.
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For an object under the eye will appear very Quote by Vitruvius For an object under the eye will appear very different from the same object placed above it; in an inclosed space, very different from the same in an open space.
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Care should be taken that all buildings are well Quote by Vitruvius Care should be taken that all buildings are well lighted: in those of the country this point is easily accomplished, because the wall of a neighbour is not likely to interfere with the light.
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An easy approach to the walls must be provided Quote by Vitruvius An easy approach to the walls must be provided against: indeed they should be surrounded by uneven ground, and the roads leading to the gates should be winding and turn to the left from the gates.
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Wind is a floating wave of air, whose undulation Quote by Vitruvius Wind is a floating wave of air, whose undulation continually varies.
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The thickness of the walls should be sufficient Quote by Vitruvius The thickness of the walls should be sufficient for two armed men to pass each other with ease.
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Marble is not alike in all countries.Quote by Vitruvius Marble is not alike in all countries.
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Dimension regulated the general scale of the Quote by Vitruvius Dimension regulated the general scale of the work, so that the parts may all tell and be effective.
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Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and Quote by Vitruvius Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole, and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other.
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Quicksilver is used for many purposes; without Quote by Vitruvius Quicksilver is used for many purposes; without it, neither silver nor brass can be properly gilt.
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Consistency is found in that work whose whole and Quote by Vitruvius Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature.
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The lanes and streets of the city being set out, Quote by Vitruvius The lanes and streets of the city being set out, the choice of sites for the convenience and use of the state remains to be decided on; for sacred edifices, for the forum, and for other public buildings.
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Bodies which contain a greater proportion of Quote by Vitruvius Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water than is necessary to balance the other elements, are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties.
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Wherefore the mere practical architect is not Quote by Vitruvius Wherefore the mere practical architect is not able to assign sufficient reasons for the forms he adopts; and the theoretic architect also fails, grasping the shadow instead of the substance.
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Economy consists in a due and proper application Quote by Vitruvius Economy consists in a due and proper application of the means afforded according to the ability of the employer and the situation chosen; care being taken that the expenditure is prudently conducted.
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