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.
It is not, truly speaking, the labor that is divided; but the men: divided into...
It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no...
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
Whether for life or death, do your own work well.
Race is precisely of as much consequence in man as it is in any animal
Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live...
Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come...
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons.
The path of a good woman is indeed strewn with flowers; but they rise behind...
One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
That thirst (for applause) if the last infirmity of noble minds, is also the first...
Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.
All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books...
To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the...