John Ruskin Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous John Ruskin quotes and John Ruskin sayings, and John Ruskin proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."

"Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition."

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

"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them."

"The finer the nature, the more flaws it will show through the clearness of it; and it is a law of this universe that the best things shall be seldomest seen in their best form."

"To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality."

"Imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life. It is the sign of life in a mortal body, that is to say, of a state of progress and change. Nothing that lives is, or can be rigidly perfect; part of it is decaying, part nascent."

"The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and divine power."

"Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you."

"If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying."

"People are eternally divided into two classes, the believer, builder, and praiser, and the unbeliever, destroyer and critic."

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece."

"Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity."

"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort."

"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."

"Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."

"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."

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

"The essence of lying is in deception, not in words."

"When love and skill go together, expect a masterpiece."

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