John Ruskin

John Ruskin

English writer, artist, art theorist, literary critic and poet
The sculptor does not work for the anatomist, but for the common observer of life and nature.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Depend upon it, the first universal characteristic of all great art is Tenderness, as the second is Truth. I find this more and more every day: an infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all the truly great men. It is sure to involve a relative intensity of disdain towards base things, and an appearance of sternness and arrogance in the eyes of all hard, stupid, and vulgar peopleMore John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Repose demands for its expression the implied capability of its opposite,--energy.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He only is advancing in life whose heart is getting softer, whose blood warmer, whose brain quicker, whose spirit is entering into living peace. And the men who have this life in them are the true lords or kings of the earth they, and they only.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Production does not consist in things laboriously made, but in things serviceably consumable; and the question for the nation is not how much labour it employs, but how much life it produces.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

Quotes of the month

Anna Chapman My personal life will begin when the media forget about me. [08/05/2020 10:08:30] More


Viktor Shklovsky We receive money not for labor, but for the difficulties with which we receive it. [07/23/2020 05:07:07] More


Eugene Ryabyi Love resembles an altar for sacrifices, if you do not sacrifice your ambitions and selfishness, it will fade away. [08/12/2020 02:08:33] More


Author Unknown With each new president of the United States, Russians live worse and worse. [08/01/2020 09:08:09] More


Grigory Yavlinsky Ratings are like perfumes: you can smell them, but you canít drink ... [07/16/2020 02:07:56] More