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Although prefabrication has a long history - the ancient Romans shipped pre-cut stone columns, pediments, and other architectural elements to their colonies in North Africa, where the numbered parts were reassembled into temples - the idea took on a new impetus with the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution.
I've always loved War's Low Rider and Sly Stone's Thank You, and I just wanted to put my take on them.
The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
The first stone was just tried in the spirit of experimentation. The opening of the stone was far more interesting than the drawing that I had done on it.
But which is the stone that supports the bridge?
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher
Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances.
Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
Henry David Thoreau
Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice?
William Butler Yeats
The last resort of kings, the cannonball. The last resort of the people, the paving stone.
I would say that Emma Stone and Emma Watson are two very talented young actresses who are very intelligent and have a great sense of humor and have learned to balance what they love with their acting career, and I think that's really a great thing.
Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
Pope Paul VI
I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man without thought; he would be a stone or a brute.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.
P. T. Barnum
If you can take the hot lead enema, then you can cast the first stone.
The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.
Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.
Charles de Lint
'Bombing Afghanistan back into the Stone Age' was quite a favourite headline for some wobbly liberals. The slogan does all the work. But an instant's thought shows that Afghanistan is being, if anything, bombed out of the Stone Age.
What do you think Jesus would twitter, 'Let he who is without sin cast the first stone' or 'Has anyone seen Judas? He was here a minute ago.'
Nothing is written in stone. So don't prepare yourself for a long and lucrative career. You might die tomorrow. Your gold holdings might become dust. Just make the music you want to make now and enjoy it.
John F. Kennedy
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