When I have been unhappy, I have heard an opera... and it seemed the shrieking of winds; when I am happy, a sparrow's chirp is delicious to me. But it is not the chirp that makes me happy, but I…
Quote by John Ruskin
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
There is no wealth but life
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.
The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and divine power
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but...
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get...
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is...
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and...
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and...
The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't...
Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no...
We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well:...
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a...
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult...
There are no such things as Flowers there are only gladdened Leaves.