John Ruskin

1819 - 1900

A Quote by John Ruskin on people, poetry, prophets, religion, soul, and world

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.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Modern Painters

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A Quote by John Ruskin on poetry, prophets, and religion

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion - all in one.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on life

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The best thing in life aren't things.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on force

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The force of the guinea you have in your pocket depends wholly on the default of a guinea in your neighbour's pocket. If he did not want it, it would be of no use to you.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Unto This Last

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A Quote by John Ruskin on reward

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The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on admiration, affection, food, good, life, love, mind, plants, preparation, and temper

Being thus prepared for us in all ways, and made beautiful, and good for food, and for building, and for instruments of our hands, this race of plants, deserving boundless affection and admiration from us, becomes, in proportion to their obtaining it, a nearly perfect test of our being in right temper of mind and way of life; so that no one can be far wrong in either who loves trees enough, and everyone is assuredly wrong in both who does not love them, if his life has brought them in his way.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Modern Painters VI

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A Quote by John Ruskin

Not only is there but one way of doing things rightly, but there is only one way of seeing them, and that is, seeing the whole of them.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: The Two Paths

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A Quote by John Ruskin on desires, honesty, improvement, and people

You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and most delicate ways, improve yourself.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on authors and meaning

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on books, life, quiet, and reading

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

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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