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.
Quote by John Ruskin
All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all...
Civilization is the making of civil persons.
One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it...
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed:...
Not only is there but one way of doing things rightly, but there is only...
God alone can finish
All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is...
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't...
Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for...
Race is precisely of as much consequence in man as it is in any animal
The weakest among us has a gift, however seemingly trivial, which is peculiar to him,...
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of...
How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the...