A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 18, 2024
“I read old books because I would rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down”

“I read old books because I would rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down” is a saying that has been printed on many images.
     
“A lot of talk about books lately. I read old books myself, I’d rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down” was posted on X/Twitter by Wrath Of Gnon on June 5, 2015. “I read old books because I would rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down” (also shown on an image) was posted on X/Twitter by Wrath Of Gnon on June 24, 2015.
 
“‘I study old buildings because I would rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down.’—ArchitectMMXII @WrathOfGnon” was posted on Tumblr by The Art Deco Dude on November 5, 2015. “I study old buildings because I would rather learn from those who built civilisation than those who tore it down. ArchitectureMMXII” was posted on X/Twitter by ArchitecturalRevival on October 19, 2016.
 
   
X/Twitter
Wrath Of Gnon
@wrathofgnon
A lot of talk about books lately. I read old books myself, I’d rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down.
8:50 PM · Jun 5, 2015
 
X/Twitter
Wrath Of Gnon
@wrathofgnon
I read old books because I would rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down.
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I read old books
because I would
rather learn from those
who built civilization
than those who
tore it down.
@WrathOfGnon
9:29 PM · Jun 24, 2015
 
X/Twitter
Padhega India (Bodhi Tree Knowledge Services)
@PadhegaIndia_
I read old books because I would rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down.
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I read old books
because I would
rather learn from those
who built civilization
than those who
tore it down.
3:07 AM · Jun 25, 2015
 
X/Twitter
Ozman
@OsmanLind
I read old books because I would rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down. http://tmblr.co/Ztl22k1rGgyLb
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I read old books
because I would
rather learn from those
who built civilization
than those who
tore it down.
@WrathOfGnon
1:53 AM · Aug 5, 2015
 
Tumblr
The Art Deco Dude
Photo November 05, 2015
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.
“I study old
buildings because
I would rather learn
from those who built
civilization than those
who tore it down.”
—ArchitectMMXII
@WrathOfGnon
     
X/Twitter
Richard Anderton
@andertonTDC
I study ancient history because I want to learn from those who built civilisation not those who are destroying it…
1:12 PM · May 18, 2016
   
X/Twitter
ArchitecturalRevival
@Arch_Revival_
Learn from those who built civilisation…
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I study old
buildings
because I would
rather learn from
those who built
civilisation
than those who
tore it down.
ArchitectureMMXII
6:13 PM · Oct 19, 2016
 
X/Twitter
ArchitecturalRevival
@Arch_Revival_
I read old books because I would rather learn from those who built civilisation than those who tore it down.
6:14 PM · Feb 20, 2017
 
Reddit—Im14andthisisdeep
EljayShaun—January 19, 2019
“I read old books because I would rather learn from those who built civilisation than those who tore it down”
(This is also shown on an image.—ed.)
     
X/Twitter
Trina Schneider
@trinalschneider
“I study old buildings because I would rather learn from those who built civilization then those who tore it down. “
#quotes #civilization
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.
“I study old
buildings because
I would rather learn
from those who built
civilization than those
who tore it down.”
—ArchitectMMXII
@WrathOfGnon
9:26 PM · Aug 5, 2020
 
X/Twitter
Mr.Steve
@marcsteves
I study old buildings because I would rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down.
– ArchitectMMXII
4:57 PM · Feb 6, 2021
   
X/Twitter
Kerns Family Construction
@_KFConstruction
“I study old buildings because I would rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down.” – ArchitectMMXII
#historicpreservation #customhomes #architecture #historical #restoration #kernsfamilyconstruction #thisplacematters #zephyrhills #pascocountyfl
(The saying is also shown on an image.—ed.)
10:22 AM · Mar 25, 2021
   
X/Twitter
t-shirtshoping
@shirtshoping_t
Molecules, viruses, urban details I read old books because i would rather learn from those who built civilization shirt . But also many abstract geometries. From Milan enters the world of casual wear Freeek!™,
(The saying is shown on a T-shirt.—ed.)
11:32 PM · Nov 8, 2021
 
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frankiez
6 apr 2023
I READ OLD BOOKS… because I would rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down.
   
iFunny
Censored4Conformity
1 sep 2023
I READ OLD BOOKS because I would rather learn from those who built civilization, than those who tore it down.
   
X/Twitter
occultbot
@0ccultbot
I read old books because I would rather learn from those who built civilization than those who tore it down.
6:30 AM · Mar 24, 2024
· 
The Patriot Post
APRIL 19, 2024
Old Books
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I read old books because
I would rather learn from those
who built civilization than
those who tore it down

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Thursday, April 18, 2024 • Permalink


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