John Ruskin Quotes (42 quotations)

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1. ...in order that a man may be happy, it is necessary that he should not only be capable of his work, but a good judge of his work. - John Ruskin

2. A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. - John Ruskin

3. Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth. - John Ruskin

4. As a camel beareth labor, and heat, and hunger, and thirst, through deserts of sand, and fainteth not; so the fortitude of a man shall sustain him through all perils. - John Ruskin

5. Be humble as the blade of grass that is being trodden underneath the feet. The little ant tastes joyously the sweetness of honey and sugar. The mighty elephant trembles in pain under the agony of sharp goad. - John Ruskin

6. 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. - John Ruskin

7. 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

8. Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them. - John Ruskin

9. Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. - John Ruskin

10. Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons. - John Ruskin

11. Every increased possession loads us with new weariness. - John Ruskin

12. Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. - John Ruskin

13. He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas. - John Ruskin

14. He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin. - John Ruskin

15. I believe that the first test of a truly great man is his humility. I don't mean by humility, doubt of his power. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not of them, but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful. - John Ruskin

16. I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility. - John Ruskin

17. 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

18. Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close. - John Ruskin

19. Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel. - John Ruskin

20. Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities. - John Ruskin

21. Of all the pulpits from which human voice is ever sent forth, there is none from which it reaches so far as from the grave. - John Ruskin

22. Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort. - John Ruskin

23. Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example. - John Ruskin

24. Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them. - John Ruskin

25. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. - John Ruskin

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