John Ruskin

British art critic (1819-1900)

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...in order that a man may be happy, it is necessary that he should not only be capable of his work, but a good judge of his work.Rate it:
Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.Rate it:
Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.Rate it:
Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.Rate it:
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts--the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.Rate it:
I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.Rate it:
In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong honor that try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.Rate it:
It is written on the arched sky It looks out from every star It is the poetry of Nature It is that which uplifts the spirit within us.Rate it:
Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor.Rate it:
Mountains are to the rest of the body of the earth, what violent muscular action is to the body of man. The muscles and tendons of its anatomy are, in the mountain, brought out with force and convulsive energy, full of expression, passion, and strength.Rate it:
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.Rate it:
No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.Rate it:
Of all the pulpits from which human voice is ever sent forth, there is none from which it reaches so far as from the grave.Rate it:
People cannot live by lending money to one another.Rate it:
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, and snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.Rate it:
The beginning and almost the end of all good law is that everyone shall work for their bread and receive good bread for their work.Rate it:
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one.Rate it:
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.Rate it:
There is hardly anything in the world that some man can't make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.Rate it:
There is no wealth but life.Rate it:
This is the true nature of home - it is the place of Peace the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division.Rate it:
This is the true nature of home -- it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division.Rate it:
We may live without her, and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her. How cold is all history, how lifeless all imagery, compared to that which the living nation writes, and the uncorrupted marble bearsRate it:
We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we can not put our heart.Rate it:
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.Rate it:
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.Rate it:
When we build, let us think that we build for ever.Rate it:
You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself.Rate it:

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