John Ruskin

1819 - 1900

A Quote by John Ruskin on endurance, strength, patience, and beauty

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on blue

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The blue colour is everlastingly appointed by the Deity to be a source of delight; and whether seen perpetually over your head, or crystallised once in a thousand years into a single and incomparable stone, your acknowledgment of its beauty is equally natural, simple, and instantaneous.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: The Religion of Ruskin

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A Quote by John Ruskin on ambition

When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on nations, history, and deeds

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts, the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art. Not one of these books can be understood unless we read the two others, but of the three the only trustworthy one is the last.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin

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.
  - John Ruskin

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin

The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way... To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion -- all in one.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: John Ruskin

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A Quote by John Ruskin

"Nature has painted for us, day after day,  pictures of infinite beauty."

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on good and weather

Sunshine 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 (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on art and ideas

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He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Modern Painters

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A Quote by John Ruskin on gifts and good

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Every great man is always being helped by everybody, for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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