A ruin should always be protected but never repaired - thus may we witness full the lingering legacies of the past.
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
What's old collapses, times change, And new life blossoms in the ruins.
Ruin is when man-made has become part of nature.
Some ruins of ancient times are much more beautiful than the best buildings of modern eras!
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.
The ruins of time build mansions in eternity.
Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.
History fades into fable; fact becomes clouded with doubt and controversy; the inscription molders from the tablet: the statue falls from the pedestal. Columns, arches, pyramids, what are they but heaps of sand; and their epitaphs, but characters written in the dust?
The broken eggshell of a civilization which time has hatched and devoured.
Love among the ruins... I'll tell you something, my friend: Weird love's better than no love at all.
You can reconstruct the picture from chaos and memory's ruins.
A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.
Should the whole frame of nature round him break, In ruin and confusion hurled, He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world.
Smooth and smiling faces everywhere, but ruin in their eyes.
Ruin and recovering are both from within.
But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.
It's like . . . time is flowing backward. We're caveman archeologists in the ruins of the future.
We moralize among ruins.
We may seem competent, but by the end of next century there will be new deserts, new ruins.
Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
The body is the soul's house. Shouldn't we therefore take care of our house so that it doesn't fall into ruin?
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
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