John Ruskin Quotes Page 2

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
John Ruskin
Experience   |  



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.
John Ruskin
Simplicity   |  



Work first and then rest. Work first, and then gaze, but do not use golden ploughshares, nor bind ledgers in enamel.
John Ruskin
Encouraging   |  



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?'
John Ruskin
Inspirational Quotes  |



The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced.
John Ruskin
Children   |  



The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.
John Ruskin
Knowledge   |  



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.
John Ruskin
Truth   |  



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.
John Ruskin
Beauty   |  



Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts--the book of their deeds, the book of their words, and the book of their art.
John Ruskin
Quotes about Books   |  



When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
John Ruskin
Graduation   |  



Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
John Ruskin
Regret   |  



He who can take no great interest in what is small will take false interest in what is great.
John Ruskin
Appreciation   |  



Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.
John Ruskin
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.
John Ruskin
Believe   |  



The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.
John Ruskin
Love   |  



The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.
John Ruskin
Work   |  



When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
John Ruskin
Going The Extra Mile   |  



The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.
John Ruskin
Miracle   |  



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
Happy   |  

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