John Ruskin Quotes Page 2
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
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.
Work first and then rest. Work first, and then gaze, but do not use golden ploughshares, nor bind ledgers in enamel.
I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this:
"Was it done with enjoyment - was the carver happy while he was about it?'
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The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the
child who dislikes it disgraced.
The first condition of education is being able to put someone
to wholesome and meaningful work.
There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace.
It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar.
Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation.
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed
as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts--the book
of their deeds, the book of their words, and the book of their art.
Quotes about Books |
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.
Count Those Blessings |
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.
Going The Extra Mile |
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.
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