That thirst (for applause) if the last infirmity of noble minds, is also the first infirmity of weak ones
Quote by John Ruskin
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but...
Civilization is the making of civil persons.
No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought, and no art is...
To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get...
Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
Not only is there but one way of doing things rightly, but there is only...
No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.
The training which makes men happiest in themselves also makes them most serviceable to others
It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is...
All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.
Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the...
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out...
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on...
Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come...