John Ruskin

1819 - 1900

A Quote by John Ruskin on questions

To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on mistakes and pride

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on accidents, effort, intelligence, and quality

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of an intelligent effort.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on morality and religion

There are many religions, but there is only one morality.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on art, good, perfection, and work

No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on emotion, imagination, nobility, and poetry

What is poetry? The suggestion, by the imagination, of noble grounds for the noble emotions.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Sesame and Lilies

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A Quote by John Ruskin on wishes

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Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Unto This Last

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A Quote by John Ruskin on appreciation, faults, love, questions, and value

The question is not what man can scorn, or disparage, or find fault with, but what he can love, and value, and appreciate.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on possessions

Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on cheapness, capitalism, and price

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.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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