John Ruskin

John Ruskin

English writer, artist, art theorist, literary critic and poet
The word "Blue" does not mean the sensation caused by a gentian on the human eye; but it means the power of producing that sensation: and this power is always there, in the thing, whether we are there to experience it or not, and would remain there though there were not a man left on the face of the earth.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you want knowledge, you must toil for it; if food, you must toil for it; and if pleasure, you must toil for it: toil is the law.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When we build ... let it not be for present delights nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think ... that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say as they look upon the labor, and the wrought substance of them, See! This our fathers did for us!More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Without seeking, truth cannot be known at all. It can neither be declared from pulpits, nor set down in articles, nor in any wise prepared and sold in packages ready for use. Truth must be ground for every man by itself out of it such, with such help as he can get, indeed, but not without stern labor of his own.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.More John Ruskin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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Mickey Rourke [The tension] between the Christians and Muslims goes back to the Crusades, doesn't it? It's too easy to blame everything on one guy. These are unpredictable, dangerous times, and I don't think that anyone really knows quite what to do. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Mick Jagger Everyone in the movie industry wants to win an Oscar. I don't think that's why you make movies. But winning an Oscar is not just about making a great movie, unfortunately. It's also having a good Oscar campaign. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Anson Dorrance What it comes down to is intense desire. To get this winning edge, you need to build an indomitable will. This means you must be relentless; you must never give up. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Eric Hoffer Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Jeff Foxworthy People should see your faith. If all you do is talk about your faith and people don't see it, but they ought to see it in the way you treat your family, you treat your friends, you treat your community. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More