John Ruskin QuotesBe inspired by these John Ruskin quotes full of words of wisdom. He was born in London, England in 1819. And, he died in 1900. Educated at the University of Oxford, his first interest was poetry, and he later became an author and artist. He was well know for his work as art critic and social critic. John Ruskin's words are full of inspiration and wisdom and are still applicable today. May they inspire you.
Below are words of wisdom by John Ruskin:
There is no wealth but life.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
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.
Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.
A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.
Do not think of your faults, still less of other's 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.
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
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.
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless: peacocks and lilies for instance.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
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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.
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
He who can take no great interest in what is small will take false interest in what is great.
Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.
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.
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.
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.
Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.
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.
The entire object of true education, is to make people not merely do the right thing, but to enjoy right things; not merely industrious, but to love industry; not merely learned, but to love knowledge.
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.
The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition.
A book worth reading is worth buying.
Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.