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John Ruskin quotes (37)

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
John Ruskin   Category: Capable

Every great man is always being helped by everybody for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.
John Ruskin   Category: Gift

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
John Ruskin   Category: Beauty

They are the weakest-minded and the hardest-hearted men that most love change.
John Ruskin   Category: Change

You may either win your peace or buy it: win it by resistance to evil; buy it by compromise with evil.
John Ruskin   Category: Evil

There is no wealth but life.
John Ruskin   Category: Life

When we build let us think that we build for ever.
John Ruskin   Category: Arab

Cheerfulness is as natural to the heart of a man in strong health as color to his cheek; and wherever there is habitual gloom there must be either bad air unwholesome food improperly severe labor or erring habits of life.
John Ruskin   Category: Cheerful

Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
John Ruskin   Category: Possessions

No human being however great or powerful was ever so free as a fish.
John Ruskin   Category: Fish

Do not think of your faults still less of others faults; look for what is good and strong and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.
John Ruskin   Category: Good

Of all the things you wear your expression is the most important.
John Ruskin   Category: Clothes

When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
John Ruskin   Category: Love

You will find it less easy to uproot faults than to choke them by gaining virtues. Do not think of your faults still less of others faults. In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.
John Ruskin   Category: Fault

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   Category: Diversity

In general pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
John Ruskin   Category: Mistake

In order that people may be happy in their work these three things are needed: They must be fit for it; They must not do too much of it; And they must have a sense of success in it.
John Ruskin   Category: Work

Give a little love to a child and you get a great deal back.
John Ruskin   Category: Children

The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.
John Ruskin   Category: Job

The best thing in life arent things.
John Ruskin   Category: Best

The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things but enjoy the right things not merely industrious but to love industry not merely learned but to love knowledge not merely pure but to love purity not merely just but to hunger and thirst after justice.
John Ruskin   Category: Education

This is the true nature of home it is the place of Peace; the shelter not only from injury but from all terror doubt and division.
John Ruskin   Category: Home

Dream lofty dreams and as you dream so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil.
John Ruskin   Category: Dream

To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered.
John Ruskin   Category: Question

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning not to find yours.
John Ruskin   Category: Author

Modern traveling is not traveling at all; it is merely Being sent to a place and very little different from becoming a parcel.
John Ruskin   Category: Railroad

No good work whatever can be perfect and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.
John Ruskin   Category: Perfection

The essence of lying is in deception not in words.
John Ruskin   Category: Lever

There is really no such thing as bad weather only different kinds of good weather.
John Ruskin   Category: Rain

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   Category: Nature

There are many religions but there is only one morality.
John Ruskin   Category: Engineer

The bitterness of poor quality Lingers long after The sweetness of low price is forgotten.
John Ruskin   Category: Quality

Being thus prepared for us in all ways and made beautiful and good for food and for building and for instruments of our hands this race of plants deserving boundless affection and admiration from us becomes in proportion to their obtaining it a nearly perfect test of our being in right temper of mind and way of life; so that no one can be far wrong in either who loves trees enough and everyone is assuredly wrong in both who does not love them if his life has brought them in his way.
John Ruskin   Category: Tree

The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry prophecy and religion all in one.
John Ruskin   Category: Poetry

There is hardly anything in the world that some man cant make a little worse and sell a little cheaper and the people who consider price only are this mans lawful prey.
John Ruskin   Category: Price

It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
John Ruskin   Category: Unsorted

He is the greatest artist who has embodied in the sum of his works the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
John Ruskin   Category: Art