John Ruskin Quotes
'All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness'
'Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest without meaning'
'Civilization is the making of civil persons.'
'Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.'
'Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.'
'Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.'
'Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.'
'I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.'
'In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.'
'In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.'
'It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.'
'Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons'
'Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.'
'Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.'
'One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.'
'Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.'
'Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance'
'Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are'
'The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it'
'There are no such things as Flowers there are only gladdened Leaves.'
'When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package'
'When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.'
'To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.'
'Dunblane Cathedral - I know not of anything so perfect in its simplicity'
'I could not live in a country so miserable as to possess no castles'
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