«You have to build up the world you want to live in. And nobody else can do it for you. I have one more thing to say: Don’t worry about success. I always tell my students, “Success is just the by-product of good, simple and honest work.” And this simple and honest work, I think, is the essence of civilization».
Mies van der Rohe, Some Thoughts On Civilization, Commencement Address, Illinois Institute of Technology, January 25, 1958
Mies’ Speeches at Illinois Institute of Technology