John Ruskin Quotes

Curiosity is a gift, a capacity of pleasure in knowing, which if you destroy, you make yourself cold and dull.

John Ruskin

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.

John Ruskin

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.

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

The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the gentle.

John Ruskin

Poetry is the suggestion, by the imagination, of noble grounds for the noble emotions

John Ruskin

Architecture is the work of nations.

John Ruskin

Civilization is the making of civil persons.

John Ruskin

The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.

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

There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.†

John Ruskin

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

John Ruskin

Be humble as the blade of grass that is being trodden underneath the feet. The little ant tastes joyously the sweetness of honey and sugar. The mighty elephant trembles in pain under the agony of sharp goad.

John Ruskin

Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.

John Ruskin

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

John Ruskin

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