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John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
English critic, essayist, & reformer [more author details]
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...in order that a man may be happy, it is necessary that he should not only be capable of his work, but a good judge of his work.
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John Ruskin
Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.
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John Ruskin
He who can take no interest in what is small will take false interest in what is great.
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Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future.
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John Ruskin
Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.
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John Ruskin
Taste is not only a part and index of morality, it is the only morality. The first, and last, and closest trial question to any living creature is "What do you like?" Tell me what you like, I'll tell you what you are.
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The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one.
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The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.
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The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
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What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.
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When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.
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When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
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John Ruskin
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
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You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself.
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There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.
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John Ruskin, (attributed)
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.
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John Ruskin, Pre-Raphaelitism, 1850
Of all the pulpits from which human voice is ever sent forth, there is none from which it reaches so far as from the grave.
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John Ruskin, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1849
We require from buildings, as from men, two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it; which last is itself another form of duty.
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John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice, 1880
Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons.
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John Ruskin, Unto This Last, essay 2 (1862)

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