Quotes by English Writer John Ruskin



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

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. John Ruskin

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. John Ruskin
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When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package. John Ruskin
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In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes. John Ruskin

You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil. John Ruskin

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for instance. John Ruskin

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing can be beautiful which is not true. John Ruskin

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

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. John Ruskin

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

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

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

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

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


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