Quotation Explorer - 'John Ruskin'

Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave. - John Ruskin
There is no wealth but life. - John Ruskin
Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them. - John Ruskin
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. - John Ruskin
Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons. - John Ruskin
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package. - 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. - John Ruskin
One of the major obstacles impeding any positive future change in our lives is that we are too busy with our current work or activity. Levi quit his tax-work, Peter stopped fishing at lake, Paul ceased being a priest. They all left their jobs because they thought it was necessary. - John Ruskin
This is the true nature of home -- it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division. - John Ruskin
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort. - John Ruskin
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, and snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. - John Ruskin
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. - John Ruskin
He who can take no interest in what is small will take false interest in what is great. - John Ruskin
You can only possess beauty through understanding it. - John Ruskin
Modern science gives lectures on botany, to show there is no such thing as a flower; on humanity, to show there is no such thing as a man; and on theology, to show there is no such thing as a God. No such thing as a man, but only a mechanism, No such thing as a God, but only a series of forces. - John Ruskin
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel. - John Ruskin
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. - John Ruskin
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. - John Ruskin
There is nothing in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and he who considers price only is that man's lawful prey. - 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. - John Ruskin
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and what it saw in a plain way. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion--all in one. - John Ruskin
It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride. - John Ruskin
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. - John Ruskin
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. - John Ruskin
Cookery means…English thoroughness, French art, and Arabian hospitality; it means the knowledge of all fruits and herbs and balms and spices; it means carefulness, inventiveness, and watchfulness. - John Ruskin
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. - John Ruskin
The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes. - John Ruskin
If only the Geologists would let me alone, I could do very well, but those dreadful Hammers! I hear the clink of them at the end of every cadence of the Bible verses - 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
When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package. - John Ruskin
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless. - John Ruskin
It does not much matter that an individual loses two or three hundred pounds in buying a bad picture, but it is to be regretted that a nation should lose two or three hundred thousand in raising a ridiculous building. - John Ruskin
Modern traveling is not traveling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel. - John Ruskin
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. - John Ruskin
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. - John Ruskin
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. - John Ruskin
Reading and writing are not education if they do not help people to be kind to all creatures - John Ruskin
Do not think of your faults, still less of others' faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes. - John Ruskin
Every increased possession loads us with new weariness. - John Ruskin
We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our hearts. - John Ruskin
...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. - John Ruskin
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. - John Ruskin
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