Who is John Ruskin ?
John Ruskin is best known for his work as an art critic and social critic, but is remembered as an author, poet and artist as well. Ruskin's essays on art and architecture were extremely influential in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
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When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
The best thing in life aren't things.
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
No individual raindrop ever consider itself responsible for the flood.
When a man is wrapped up in himself he
makes a pretty small package.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
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Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different
kinds of good weather.
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those
which love color the most.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
You should read books like
you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
The best work never was and never will be done for money.
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
About John Ruskin
Quotes 182 sayings Nationality English Profession Writer Birthday February 8, 1819
When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless;
peacocks and lilies, for instance.
The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.
You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil;
buy it, by compromise with evil.
People are eternally divided into two classes, the believer, builder, and praiser, and the unbeliever, destroyer and critic.
Out of suffering comes the serious mind;
out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance faith.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.
It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning.
Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.
Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
A book worth reading is worth buying.
It is far better to give work that is above a person, than to educate the person to be above their work.
Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride.
Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life.
Anarchy and competition, the laws of death.
The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.
Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.
One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
It is advisable that a person know at least three things, where they are, where they are going, and what they had best do under the circumstances.
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and
passion in their operation.
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.
Whether for life or death, do your own work well.
There is no wealth but life.
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
The last act crowns the play.
Your labor only may be sold, your soul must not.
What is the cheapest to you now is likely to be the dearest to you in the end.
An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.
It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
Give little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.