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
Whether for life or death, do your own work well.
Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.
Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done...
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of...
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man...
The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but...
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful...
We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well:...
To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our...
No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in...
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in...
Youth lives on hope, old age on remembrance.