To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.
Quote by John Ruskin
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful...
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
Freedom is only granted us that obedience may be more perfect.
It is not, truly speaking, the labor that is divided; but the men: divided into...
The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste...
Civilization is the making of civil persons.
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that...
To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
Cheerfulness is as natural to the heart of a man in strong health, as color...
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator...
Do not think of your faults, still less of others' faults; look for what is...
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
There is no wealth but life
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in...
I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live...