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.
Quote by John Ruskin
John Ruskin Quotes
There is no wealth but life.
The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and divine power
No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is...
Whether for life or death, do your own work well.
The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for...
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If...
An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our...
The training which makes men happiest in themselves also makes them most serviceable to others
To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also.
Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to...
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.
Architecture is the work of nations
What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we...
Not only is there but one way of doing things rightly, but there is only...
Civilization is the making of civil persons.
That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human...
Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it...