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.
John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
Contributed by: Zaady
All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
Source: Sesame and Lilies
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?]
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.
Borrowers are nearly always ill-spenders, and it is with lent money that all evil is mainly done.
Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.
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