223 Total Quotes

John Ruskin Quotes

John Ruskin
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
John Ruskin
#English Writer

John Ruskin
Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future
John Ruskin
#Duty

John Ruskin
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.
John Ruskin
#English Writer

John Ruskin
Conceit may puff a man up, but never prop him up
John Ruskin
#Conceit

John Ruskin
It does not matter what the whip is; it is none the less a whip, because you have cut thongs for it out of your own souls.
John Ruskin
#Submission

John Ruskin
Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life. Anarchy and competition, the laws of death.
John Ruskin
#Unity #Anarchy

John Ruskin
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
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#English Writer #Mistakes

John Ruskin
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
John Ruskin
#English Writer #Poetry

John Ruskin
Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.
John Ruskin
#Authority #Churches

John Ruskin
Mountains are to the rest of the body of the earth, what violent muscular action is to the body of man. The muscles and tendons of its anatomy are, in the mountain, brought out with force and convulsive energy, full of expression, passion, and strength.
John Ruskin
#Action #Mountains

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When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
John Ruskin
#Ability #English Writer

John Ruskin
What is the cheapest to you now is likely to be the dearest to you in the end.
John Ruskin
#Quality

John Ruskin
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.
John Ruskin
#Education

John Ruskin
Endurance is nobler than strength and patience than beauty.
John Ruskin
#Beauty

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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
#English Writer #Doubt

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

John Ruskin
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
#English Writer

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

John Ruskin
Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of laborers Unions.
John Ruskin
#English Writer #Men

John Ruskin
Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade.
John Ruskin
#English Writer #Men