John Ruskin

1819 - 1900

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.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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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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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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