To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.
Quote by John Ruskin
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Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get...
You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out...
There is no wealth but life.
Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.
The first duty of a state is to see that every child born therein shall...
The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
The path of a good woman is indeed strewn with flowers; but they rise behind...
Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.
You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement.
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed:...
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has...
No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and...
Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste...
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real...
A book worth reading is worth buying.
There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or...