Quotes of John Ruskin

“ Taste is not only a part and index of morality, it is the only morality. The first, and last, and closest trial question to any living creature is "What do you like?" Tell me what you like, I'll tell you what you are. ”

- John Ruskin

“ Every increased possession loads us with new weariness. ”

- John Ruskin

“ Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future. ”

- John Ruskin

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

- John Ruskin

“ Every increased possession loads us with new weariness. ”

- John Ruskin

“ Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty. ”

- John Ruskin

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

- John Ruskin

“ Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. ”

- John Ruskin

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

- John Ruskin

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

- John Ruskin

“ Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. ”

- John Ruskin

“ It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride. ”

- John Ruskin

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

- John Ruskin

“ When we build, let us think that we build forever. ”

- John Ruskin

“ When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. ”

- John Ruskin

“ Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance. ”

- John Ruskin

“ 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

“ Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close. ”

- John Ruskin

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

- John Ruskin

“ Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them. ”

- John Ruskin

“ Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books. ”

- John Ruskin

“ Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. ”

- John Ruskin

“ Imperfection is, in some sort, essential to all that we know in life. ”

- 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

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

- John Ruskin

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

- John Ruskin

“ Beethoven always sounds to me like the upsetting of a bag of nails, with here and there an also dropped hammer. ”

- John Ruskin

“ There is no wealth but life. ”

- John Ruskin

“ It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride. ”

- John Ruskin

“ All art is but dirtying the paper delicately. ”

- John Ruskin
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