48 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 known for his work as art critic and social critic. John Ruskin's words are full of inspiration and wisdom.


  1. There is no wealth but life.
    John Ruskin
    Wealth



  2. Make your young hearers resolve to be honest in their work in this life - Heaven will take care of them for the other.
    John Ruskin, A New Year's Message from 100 Years Ago
    Honesty



  3. 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
    Inspirational Quotes



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



  5. 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



  6. 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



  7. 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
    Happy



  8. The majesty of nature depends upon the force of the human spirit.
    John Ruskin
    Nature



  9. 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



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



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



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



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



  15. 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



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



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



  18. 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



  19. Imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know in life.
    John Ruskin
    Not Perfect Quotes



  20. 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



  21. Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. 
John Ruskin
  22. Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
    John Ruskin
    Effort



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



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



  25. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not of them, but through them.
    John Ruskin
    Greatness



  26. 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
    Travel



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



  29. 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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