John Ruskin

John Ruskin

English writer, artist, art theorist, literary critic and poet
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.More John Ruskin quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The best work never was and never will be done for money.More John Ruskin quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And with respect to the mode in which these general principles affect the secure possession of property, so far am I from invalidating such security, that the whole gist of these papers will be found ultimately to aim at an extension in its range; and whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our respect for the dead, when they are just dead, is something wonderful, and the way we show it more wonderful still. We show it with black feathers and black horses; we show it with black dresses and black heraldries; we show it with costly obelisks and sculptures of sorrow, which spoil half of our beautiful cathedrals. We show it with frightful gratings and vaults, and lids of dismal stone, in the midst of the quiet grass; and last, and not least, we show it by permitting ourselves to tell any number of falsehoods More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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