I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it done with enjoyment, was the carver happy while he was about it?
Quote by John Ruskin
John Ruskin Quotes
The best work never was and never will be done for money.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
God alone can finish
Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest...
I am an atheist, thank God!
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.
The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it...
Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and...
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man...
Be humble as the blade of grass that is being trodden underneath the feet. The...
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.
Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get...
One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
Architecture is the work of nations
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul...
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.