Quotes from John Ruskin
"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."
"Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand."
"Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever."
"There is no wealth but life."
"Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation."
"We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it."
"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together."
"Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth."
"He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin."
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