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All Quotes by author - John Ruskin
" A book worth reading is worth buying. "
" A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort. "
" A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. "
" All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time. "
" All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness. "
" All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul. "
" All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art, because to us it is false and visionary, was, to the makers of it, true and existent. "
" All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy. "
" An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome. "
" An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind. "
" Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth. "
" A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it. "
" Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light. "
" Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest without meaning. "
" Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time. "
" Civilization is the making of civil persons. "
" Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make. "
" Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it. "
" Do not think of your faults, still less of other's 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. "
" Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them. "
" Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. "
" Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons. "
" Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness. "
" Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. "
" Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back. "
" Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art. "
" He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas. "
" He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin. "
" How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the price of a large turbot for it? "
" I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility. "
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