What Quote » Writer Quotes » Quotes by John Ruskin »

A book worth reading is worth buying.   Life
A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it witho...   Life
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a gre...   Life
A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay fo...   Life
All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and t...   Life
An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.   Life
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal tr...   Life
As a camel beareth labor, and heat, and hunger, and thirst, through de...   Life
Be humble as the blade of grass that is being trodden underneath the f...   Life
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed ...   Life
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the book...   Life
Civilization is the making of civil persons.   Life
Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suf...   Life
Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for wh...   Life
Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, t...   Life
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.   Life
Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift...   Life
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go ...   Art
Give little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.   Life
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the b...   Life
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, t...   Life
He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything bu...   Life
How long most people would look at the best book before they would giv...   Life
I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.   Life
I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but neve...   Life
Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on t...   Life
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things ar...   Life
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more...   Life
It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.   Life
It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.   Life
Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or le...   Life
Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting s...   Life
Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by...   Life
Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They l...   Life
Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them...   Life
Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and ...   Life
Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to...   Life
Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved...   Life
Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of ...   Life
Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best o...   Life
No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought, and no a...   Life
No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its...   Life
No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especia...   Life
No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain;...   Life
Not only is there but one way of doing things rightly, but there is on...   Life
Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.   Life
Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly,...   Life
Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of n...   Life
One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.   Life
People are eternally divided into two classes, the believer, builder, ...   Life
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent e...   Life
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most usel...   Life
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in the...   Life
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restle...   Life
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is ...   Nature
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.   Life
The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who ...   Life
The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bough...   Life
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to whole...   Life
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don...   Life
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clea...   Life
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, bu...   Life
The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is abs...   Life
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the m...   Life
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake ...   Life
The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity...   Life
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demons...   Life
There is no wealth but life.   Life
They are good furniture pictures, unworthy of praise, and undeserving ...   Life
To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also.   Life
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education...   Life
Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.   Life
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.   Life
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.   Life
When we build, let us think that we build for ever.   Life
Whether for life or death, do your own work well.   Life
You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest ...   Life