Long considered apocryphal, here’s confirmation that Daniel Burnham really said his most famous quote!
“Make no little plans, they have no magic in them to stir men’s blood.” This quote from Daniel Burnham, the architect and city planner, is one of Chicago’s most famous maxims. It’s painted on the walls of a pretty sizable percentage of our tourist attractions. It’s engraved on one pair of my glasses.
Source: Burnham’s “Make No Little Plans” Quote: Apocryphal No More! – Mysterious Chicago