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John Ruskin

Top 10 John Ruskin Quotes,  English
Total Quotes : 111
Art Head Which

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.

- John Ruskin

Book Reading Buying

A book worth reading is worth buying.

- John Ruskin

Great Great Man His

I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.

- John Ruskin

Great Person Great Thing

A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.

- John Ruskin

Art Study Ideal

Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.

- John Ruskin

New Possession Increased

Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.

- John Ruskin

Strength Patience Beauty

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

- John Ruskin

Beautiful Shrinking Gazing

All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.

- John Ruskin

Beauty Light Proper

Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.

- John Ruskin

Swearing Other Cursing

Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.

- John Ruskin

Nature Study Cities

An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.

- John Ruskin

Anger Sin Would

He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.

- John Ruskin

Kind Person Reverent

An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.

- John Ruskin

Art Greek Other

All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art, because to us it is false and visionary, was, to the makers of it, true and existent.

- John Ruskin

Money Thought Deal

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

- John Ruskin

Mountains Beginning End

Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.

- John Ruskin

Choose Pay Thing

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

- John Ruskin

Persons Making Civil

Civilization is the making of civil persons.

- John Ruskin

More Stands Unintelligible

The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.

- John Ruskin

Divided Books Hour

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

- John Ruskin