Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future
Quote by John Ruskin
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
When I have been unhappy, I have heard an opera... and it seemed the shrieking...
Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of...
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.
There are no such things as Flowers there are only gladdened Leaves.
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is...
Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun...
No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in...
No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If...
How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the...
It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that...
Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
I am an atheist, thank God!
Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no...
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult...
The path of a good woman is indeed strewn with flowers; but they rise behind...
Gluttony is not a secret vice.
Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.