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Addison Cairns Mizner (December 12, 1872 – February 5, 1933) was an American resort architect whose Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style interpretations left an indelible stamp on South Florida, where it continues to inspire architects and land developers. In the 1920s Mizner was the best-known and most-discussed living American architect. Mizner was the visionary behind the development of Boca Raton, Florida

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God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends.

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It is my plan to create a city that is direct and simple... To leave out all that is ugly, to eliminate the unnecessary, and to give Florida and the nation a resort city as perfect as study and ideals can make it.

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Where there's a will, there's a lawsuit.

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Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.

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Where there is a will there is a lawsuit.

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“Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it”

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“Poets are born, not paid.”

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“Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate”

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They also swear who only stand and wait.

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Never call a man a fool; borrow from him

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