John Ruskin Quotes

I believe the first test of a truly great man is humility.

John Ruskin

Spiritual power begins by directing animal power to other than egoistic ends.

John Ruskin

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

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

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

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

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