John Ruskin

1819 - 1900

A Quote by John Ruskin on good and praise

They are good furniture pictures, unworthy of praise, and undeserving of blame.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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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 beginning, children, education, and honesty

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.

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A Quote by John Ruskin on day, heaven, honesty, and religion

Your honesty is not to be based either on religion or policy. Both your religion and policy must be based on it. Your honesty must be based, as the sun is, in vacant heaven; poised, as the lights in the firmament, which have rule over the day and over the night.

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A Quote by John Ruskin on belief, curiosity, divinity, feeling, greatness, humility, men, and mercy

I believe that the first test of a truly great man is his humility. Really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not in them but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, incredibly merciful.

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?

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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.

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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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