How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the price of a large turbot for it?
Quote by John Ruskin
John Ruskin Quotes
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what...
All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it...
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
The first duty of a state is to see that every child born therein shall...
There is no wealth but life
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in...
You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out...
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
Do not think of your faults, still less of others' faults; look for what is...
Blame it on a simple twist of fate.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.