What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?
Quote by John Ruskin
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
Freedom is only granted us that obedience may be more perfect.
There are no such things as Flowers there are only gladdened Leaves.
Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in...
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but...
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and...
Whether for life or death, do your own work well.
All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake...
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.
To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.
Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest...
It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no...
When I have been unhappy, I have heard an opera... and it seemed the shrieking...
Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons.
It is not, truly speaking, the labor that is divided; but the men: divided into...
A book worth reading is worth buying.
There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or...
You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out...