When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin on ability
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The best thing in life aren't things.

John Ruskin on thing
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When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.

John Ruskin on ego
29

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

John Ruskin on patience
27

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

John Ruskin on work
23

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.

John Ruskin on color
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No individual raindrop ever consider itself responsible for the flood.

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.

John Ruskin on weather
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In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

John Ruskin on pride
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You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement.

John Ruskin on reading
14

You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil;

buy it, by compromise with evil.

John Ruskin on peace
13

When we build, let us think that we build for ever.

John Ruskin on architecture
13

The best work never was and never will be done for money.

John Ruskin on work
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About John Ruskin

Name John Ruskin
Quotes 182 quotations
Nationality English
Profession Writer
Birthday February 8, 1819
About 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.
Top topics work, life, person, people, live

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless;

peacocks and lilies, for instance.

John Ruskin on beautiful
13

The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.

John Ruskin on children
12

The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.

John Ruskin on nation
11

Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.

John Ruskin on desires
11

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

John Ruskin on money
10

People are eternally divided into two classes, the believer, builder, and praiser, and the unbeliever, destroyer and critic.

John Ruskin on people
10

Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.

John Ruskin on enjoyment
10

Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.

John Ruskin on beauty
9

Out of suffering comes the serious mind;

out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance faith.

John Ruskin on faith
9

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.

John Ruskin on honesty
9

It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning.

John Ruskin on learning
7

A book worth reading is worth buying.

John Ruskin on reading
7

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.

John Ruskin on music
7

It is far better to give work that is above a person, than to educate the person to be above their work.

John Ruskin on goals
7

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.

John Ruskin on characterize
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Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life.

Anarchy and competition, the laws of death.

John Ruskin on unity
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Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride.

John Ruskin on business
6

Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.

John Ruskin on reading
5

There is no wealth but life.

John Ruskin on life
5

The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.

John Ruskin on anger
5

One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.

John Ruskin on death
5

No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.

John Ruskin on fish
5

The last act crowns the play.

John Ruskin on playgames
5

The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.

John Ruskin on education
5

A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.

John Ruskin on thing
5

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.

John Ruskin on life
5

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.

John Ruskin on authors
5

Whether for life or death, do your own work well.

John Ruskin on quality
5

Your labor only may be sold, your soul must not.

John Ruskin on individuality
5

The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.

John Ruskin on vanity
5

Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.

John Ruskin on property
5

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.

John Ruskin on talent
5

What is the cheapest to you now is likely to be the dearest to you in the end.

John Ruskin on quality
4

No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.

John Ruskin on architecture
4

Give little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.

John Ruskin on charity
4

An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.

John Ruskin on imagination
4

It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.

John Ruskin on money
4

Every great man is always being helped by everybody;

for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.

John Ruskin on great
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