John Ruskin Quotes
Most popular John Ruskin Quotes
There is no Wealth but Life.
Industry without art is brutality.
Genius is only a superior power of seeing.
Conceit may puff a man up but never props him up.
When we build, let us think that we build forever.
It is better to be nobly remembered than nobly born.
The first test of a truly great man is his humility.
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
Every duty we omit obscures some truth we should have known.
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
Life without industry is guilt, industry without art is brutality.
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and Divine power.
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
In painting as in eloquence, the greater your strength, the quieter your manner.
There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect, and passion in their operation.
To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting the answer.
All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
The question is not so much what money you have in your pocket, as what you will buy with it.
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearance, and demonstrations for impressions.
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.
The greatest thing a human being ever does is to see something and tell what he sees in a plain way.
There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his work, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
The fact is, that, of all God's gifts to the sight of man, color is the holiest, the most divine, the most solemn.
When men are rightly occupied, their amusement grows out of their work, as the color-petals out of a fruitful flower.
The greatest efforts of the race have always been traceable to the love of praise, as its greatest catastrophes to the love of pleasure.
No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort; a great thing can only be done by a great man, and he does it without effort.
This is the true nature of home — it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from all injury, but from all terror, doubt, and division.
Science deals exclusively with things as they are in themselves; and art exclusively with things as they affect the human sense and human soul.
In the range of inorganic nature, I doubt if any object can be found more perfectly beautiful than a fresh, deep snowdrift, seen under warm light.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, just different kinds of good weather.
You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicate ways, improve yourself.
Science has to do with facts, art with phenomena. To science, phenomena are of use only as they lead to facts; and to art, facts are of use only as they lead to phenomena.
In order that men may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be for it: They must not do too much of it: And they must have a sense of success in it.
All artist should be well read in the best books, and thoroughly high bred, both in heart and bearing. In a word, he should be fit for the best society, and should keep out of it.
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.
Your minds are endowed with a vast number of gifts of totally different uses—limbs of mind as it were, which, if you don't exercise, you cripple. One is curiosity; that is a gift, a capacity of pleasure in knowing; which if you destroy, you make yourselves cold and dull.
Give a little love to a child and you get a great deal back.
Your minds are endowed with a vast number of gifts of totally different uses—limbs of mind as it were, which, if you don't exercise, you cripple.