Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself - my disgust at her barbarity - clumsiness - darkness - bitter mockery of herself - is the most desolating.
Quote by John Ruskin
When I have been unhappy, I have heard an opera... and it seemed the shrieking...
Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If...
That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human...
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
Civilization is the making of civil persons.
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what...
To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is...
God saith, 'The person I hold as beloved, I am his hearing by which he...
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the...
There is no wealth but life.
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.