John Ruskin

1819 - 1900

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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A Quote by John Ruskin on authors and meaning

But whether thus submissively or not, at least be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Sesame and Lilies

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A Quote by John Ruskin on evil and money

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Borrowers are nearly always ill-spenders, and it is with lent money that all evil is mainly done.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on art, guilt, and life

Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.

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.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Time and Tide

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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.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Time and Tide

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