John Ruskin Quotes

Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.

John Ruskin

Architecture is the work of nations.

John Ruskin

Architecture is the art which so disposes and adorns the edifices raised by man, that the sight of them may contribute to his mental health, power, and pleasure.

John Ruskin

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.

John Ruskin

I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it done with enjoyment, was the carver happy while he was about it?

John Ruskin

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.

John Ruskin

Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.

John Ruskin

Absolute and entire ugliness is rare.

John Ruskin

Endurance is nobler than strength and patience than beauty.

John Ruskin

It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately.

John Ruskin

Out of suffering comes the serious mind; out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance faith.

John Ruskin

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.

John Ruskin

It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.

John Ruskin

The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.

John Ruskin

Every great man is always being helped by everybody; for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.

John Ruskin

Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade.

John Ruskin

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