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Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
-- William Morris, circa 1870
We have planned houses from the first that are based on the big fundamental principles of honesty, simplicity, and usefulness -- the kind of houses that children will rejoice all their lives to remember as "home," and that give a sense of peace and comfort to the tired men who go back to them when the day's work is done.
-- Gustav Stickley, circa 1910
...of all reforms needed in the life of the home, that of the relation of the man to his family is most pressing. Modern materialism demands of far too many men an unworthy sacrifice...A simpler standard of living will give him more time for art and culture, more time for his family, more time to live.
-- Charles Keeler, circa 1905
Do not think that simplicity means something like the side of a barn, but rather something with a graceful sense of beauty in its utility from which discord and all that is meaningless has been eliminated.
-- Frank Lloyd Wright, circa 1908
--David Saville Muzzey, Prof. of History, Columbia University, circa 1929
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