John Ruskin Quotes

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

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

Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.

John Ruskin

Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.

John Ruskin

There is a care for trifles which proceeds from love of conscience, and is most holy; and a care for trifles which comes of idleness and frivolity, and is most base.

John Ruskin

The sculptor must paint with his chisel; half his touches are not to realize, but to put power into, the form. They are touches of light and shadow, and raise a ridge, or sink a hollow, not to represent an actual ridge or hollow, but to get a line of light, or a spot of darkness.

John Ruskin

An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.

John Ruskin

Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself - my disgust at her barbarity - clumsiness - darkness - bitter mockery of herself - is the most desolating.

John Ruskin

Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride.

John Ruskin

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example.

John Ruskin

Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.

John Ruskin

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