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
To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.
You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out...
Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in...
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed:...
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal...
You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil;...
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just...
A book worth reading is worth buying.
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
Not only is there but one way of doing things rightly, but there is only...
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.
There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse...
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely...
It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is...
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.