John Ruskin

John Ruskin


Author Profession: English critic
Born: February 08, 1819
Died: January 20, 1900
Birth Sign: Aquarius


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A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

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.

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

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

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.

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

The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.

There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.

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

When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.

No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.

It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

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

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.

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.

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

Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday quotes

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

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