I recently came accross a quote that I felt inspired by. I thought I would share it.
From the book "The Seven Lamps of Architecture, The Lamp of Memory", (pub 1849). Authored by the Englishman John Ruskin (1819-1900)
"When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them and men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance on them, see this our father did for us."
Those word my friends are words to not just build and work by, but to live by as well.