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John Ruskin Quotes

We may live without her, and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her. How cold is all history, how lifeless all imagery, compared to that which the living nation writes, and the uncorrupted marble bears!

He thinks by infection, catching an opinion like a cold.

What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?

You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement.

Men are more evanescent than pictures, yet one sorrows for lost friends, and pictures are my friends. I have none others. I am never long enough with men to attach myself to them; and whatever feelings of attachment I have are to material things.

Friendship Quotes

The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced.

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.

He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.

How false is the conception, how frantic the pursuit, of that treacherous phantom which men call Liberty: most treacherous, indeed, of all phantoms; for the feeblest ray of reason might surely show us, that not only its attainment, but its being, was impossible. There is no such thing in the universe. There can never be. The stars have it not; the earth has it not; the sea has it not; and we men have the mockery and semblance of it only for our heaviest punishment.

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper.

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

They are good furniture pictures, unworthy of praise, and undeserving of blame.

Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.