John Ruskin Quotes

1819 - 1900
John Ruskin
Be inspired by these John Ruskin quotes full of words of wisdom. He was born in London, England. 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.


There is no wealth but life.
John Ruskin
Wealth   |  



The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
John Ruskin
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The power, whether of painter or poet, to describe rightly what he calls an ideal thing, depends upon its being to him not an ideal but a real thing. No man ever did or ever will work well, but either from actual sight, or sight of faith.
John Ruskin
Work   |  



To invent a story, or admirably and thoroughly tell any part of a story, it is necessary to grasp the entire mind of every personage concerned in it, and know precisely how they would be affected by what happens; which to do requires a colossal intellect: but to describe a separate emotion delicately, it is only needed that one should feel it oneself; and thousands of people are capable of feeling this or that noble emotion, for one who is able to enter into all the feelings of someone sitting on the other side of the table.
John Ruskin
Inspirational Stories   |  



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
Quotes about Being Happy   |  



That which is required in order to the attainment of accurate conclusions respecting the essence of the Beautiful is nothing more than earnest, loving, and unselfish attention to our impressions of it.
John Ruskin
Words of Encouragement   |  



You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil.
John Ruskin
Peace   |  



Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
John Ruskin
Truth   |  



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



It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
John Ruskin
Purpose   |  



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
Compassion   |  



Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.
John Ruskin
Knowledge   |  



A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.
John Ruskin
Choices   |  



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.
John Ruskin
Good   |  



Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
John Ruskin
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.
John Ruskin
Communication   |  



To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
John Ruskin
Children   |  



Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless: peacocks and lilies for instance.
John Ruskin
Beauty   |  



When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
John Ruskin
Love   |  



All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
John Ruskin
Book   |  

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