They are the weakest-minded and the hardest-hearted men that most love change.
Quote by John Ruskin
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
To use books rightly, is to go to them for help; to appeal to them...
To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.
When I have been unhappy, I have heard an opera... and it seemed the shrieking...
Race is precisely of as much consequence in man as it is in any animal
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and...
Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the...
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One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man...
Architecture is the work of nations
Freedom is only granted us that obedience may be more perfect.
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator...
No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.
The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but...