The art which we may call generally art of the wayside, as opposed to that which is the business of men's lives, is, in the best sense of the word, Grotesque.
Quote by John Ruskin
John Ruskin Quotes
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has...
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but...
To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.
When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the...
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
Summer is delicious. rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no...
Architecture is the work of nations
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
Civilization is the making of civil persons.
Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not...
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake...
Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done...
It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is...
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is...
Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to...
To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also.