John Ruskin

John Ruskin

English writer, artist, art theorist, literary critic and poet
Absolute and entire ugliness is rare.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Obedience is, indeed, founded on a kind of freedom, else it would become mere subjugation, but that freedom is only granted that obedience may be more perfect; and thus while a measure of license is necessary to exhibit the individual energies of things, the fairness and pleasantness and perfection of them all consist in their restraint.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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