John Ruskin

John Ruskin

English writer, artist, art theorist, literary critic and poet
Labour without joy is base. Labour without sorrow is base. Sorrow without labour is base. Joy without labour is base.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.More John Ruskin quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is only the basest writer who cannot speak of the sea without talking of "raging waves," "remorseless floods," "ravenous billows," etc.; and it is one of the signs of the highest power in a writer to check all such habits of thought, and to keep his eyes fixed firmly on the pure fact , out of which if any feeling comes to him or his reader, he knows it must be a true one.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Will you not covet such power as this, and seek such throne as this, and be no more housewives, but queens? There is no putting by that crown; queens you must always be; queens to your lovers; queens to your husbands and sons; queens of higher mystery to the world beyond. . . . But alas! you are too often idle and careless queens, grasping at majesty in the least things, while you abdicate it in the greatest.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No divine terror will ever be found in the work of the man who wastes a colossal strength in elaborating toys; for the first lesson that terror is sent to teach us is, the value of the human soul, and the shortness of mortal time.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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