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.
Quote by John Ruskin
John Ruskin Quotes
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest...
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but...
There is no wealth but life
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is...
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for...
I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
God saith, 'The person I hold as beloved, I am his hearing by which he...
You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out...
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just...
There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse...
Architecture is the work of nations
I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it...
Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.
A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it...