You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
Quote by John Ruskin
John Ruskin Quotes
To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult...
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.
No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If...
There are no such things as Flowers there are only gladdened Leaves.
To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.
Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.
Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not...
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is...
Race is precisely of as much consequence in man as it is in any animal
The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and divine power
No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.
A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it...
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of...
The art which we may call generally art of the wayside, as opposed to that...
Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest...
It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has...