John Ruskin

1819 - 1900

A Quote by John Ruskin on beginning and mountains

Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on bitterness, darkness, evil, and nature

Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself - my disgust at her barbarity -clumsiness - darkness - bitter mockery of herself - is the most desolating.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on feeling, influence, nobility, and time

Do not think it wasted time to submit yourself to any influence that will bring upon you any noble feeling.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on effort, failure, fatigue, rest, and time

It is eminently a weariable faculty, eminently delicate, and incapable of bearing fatigue; so that if we give it too many objects at a time to employ itself upon, or very grand ones for a long time together, it fails under the effort, becomes jaded, exactly as the limbs do by bodily fatigue, and incapable of answering any farther appeal till it has had rest.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on books and people

How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the price of a large turbot for it?

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on animals, christianity, education, and sympathy

Without the perfect sympathy with the animals around them, no gentleman's education, no Christian education, could be of any possible use.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on expectation

I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.

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A Quote by John Ruskin on books and time

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All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hour, and the books of all time.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Sesame and Lilies

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A Quote by John Ruskin on books, horses, libraries, nations, and privacy

What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses? [cars?]

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Sesame and Lilies

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