John Ruskin

John Ruskin

English writer, artist, art theorist, literary critic and poet
The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.More John Ruskin quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.More John Ruskin quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Along the iron veins that traverse the frame of our country, beat and flow the fiery pulses of its exertion, hotter and faster every hour. All vitality is concentrated through those throbbing arteries into the central cities; the country is passed over like a green sea by narrow bridges, and we are thrown back in continually closer crowds on the city gates.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]
Christian faith is a grand cathedral, with divinely pictured windows. Standing without you see no glory, nor can possibly imagine any. Nothing is visible but the merest outline of dusky shapes. Standing within all is clear and defined; every ray of light reveals an army of unspeakable splendors.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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