John Ruskin

1819 - 1900

A Quote by John Ruskin on husbands, idleness, lovers, mystery, power, sons, and world

Will you not covet such power as this, and seek such throne as this, and be no more housewives, but queens? There is no putting by that crown; queens you must always be; queens to your lovers; queens to your husbands and sons; queens of higher mystery to the world beyond. . . . But alas! you are too often idle and careless queens, grasping at majesty in the least things, while you abdicate it in the greatest.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Sesame and Lilies, Of Queens’ Gardens

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A Quote by John Ruskin on life and wealth

There is no wealth but life.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Unto This Last

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A Quote by John Ruskin on good and weather

There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Quoted by Lord Avebury

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A Quote by John Ruskin on art, cooking, economics, hospitality, knowledge, media, niceness, and science

What does cooking mean? It means the knowledge of Media and of Circe, and of Calypso, and Sheba. It means knowledge of all herbs , and fruits. and balms and spices. . . . I means the economy of your great-grandmother and the science of modern chemistry, and French art, and Arabian hospitality. It means, in fine, that your are to see imperatively, that everyone has something nice to eat.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on compromise, evil, and peace

You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on bitterness and quality

The bitterness of poor quality Lingers long after The sweetness of low price is forgotten.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on people

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Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on morality

Taste is the only morality. . . . Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on determination and temptation

No one can ask honestly or hopefully to be delivered from temptation unless he has himself honestly and firmly determined to do the best he can to keep out of it.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on ignorance

To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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