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Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing,
by John Ruskin

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing,
wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating;
there is really no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.
- John Ruskin

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The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

Every increased possession
loads us with a new weariness.
- John Ruskin

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin

 

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.
- John Ruskin

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order,
and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
- John Ruskin

There is no wealth but life.
- John Ruskin

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Skill is the unified force of experience,
intellect and passion in their operation.
- John Ruskin

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
- John Ruskin

Art is not a study of positive reality,
it is the seeking for ideal truth.
- John Ruskin

He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.
- John Ruskin

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth
more than a great deal of money.
- John Ruskin

The first condition of education is being able to put
someone to wholesome and meaningful work.
- John Ruskin

There are no such things as Flowers there are only gladdened Leaves.
- John Ruskin

To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.
- John Ruskin

All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art,
because to us it is false and visionary,
was, to the makers of it, true and existent.
- John Ruskin

Education is the leading of human souls to what is best,
and making what is best out of them.
- John Ruskin

Men cannot not live by exchanging articles,
but producing them.
They live by work not trade.
- John Ruskin

All violent feelings have the same effect.
They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things,
which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.
- John Ruskin

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
- John Ruskin

Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering.
Swearing on the other hand, is invoking,
only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.
- John Ruskin

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
- John Ruskin

Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little
reform needed in our prisons.
- John Ruskin

I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
- John Ruskin

Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
- John Ruskin

No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain;
all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
- John Ruskin

Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults;
look for what is good and strong,
and try to imitate it.
Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves,
when their time comes.
- John Ruskin

To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also.
- John Ruskin

Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
- John Ruskin

No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.
- John Ruskin

A book worth reading is worth buying.
- John Ruskin

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.
- John Ruskin

It is in this power of saying everything,
and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists.
- John Ruskin

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.
- John Ruskin

All books are divisible into two classes,
the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
- John Ruskin

There is hardly anything in the world that some man
cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper,
and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
- John Ruskin

All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing
without shrinking into the darkness.
- John Ruskin

The first duty of government is to see that people have food,
fuel, and clothes.
The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
- John Ruskin

The art which we may call generally art of the wayside,
as opposed to that which is the business of men's lives,
is, in the best sense of the word, Grotesque.
- John Ruskin

No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
- John Ruskin

The strength and power of a country depends absolutely
on the quantity of good men and women in it.
- John Ruskin

What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much
do you think we spend altogether on our libraries,
public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?
- John Ruskin

Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.
- John Ruskin

You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke
than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
- John Ruskin

Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life,
and every setting sun be to you as its close.
- John Ruskin

Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.
- John Ruskin

Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right,
they come in time to like doing it.
- John Ruskin

Modern travelling is not travelling at all;
it is merely being sent to a place,
and very little different from becoming a parcel.
- John Ruskin

Books are divided into two classes, the books of the
hour and the books of all time.
- John Ruskin

The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world...
to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
- John Ruskin

One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
- John Ruskin

Whether for life or death, do your own work well.
- John Ruskin

Quality is never an accident.
It is always the result of intelligent effort.
- John Ruskin

It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth,
that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.
- John Ruskin

It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star.
It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.
- John Ruskin

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
- John Ruskin

Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools,
to be precise and perfect in all their actions.
- John Ruskin

Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
- John Ruskin

Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument
in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
- John Ruskin

It is his restraint that is honorable to a person,
not their liberty.
- John Ruskin

In order that people may be happy in their work,
these three things are needed: They must be fit for it.
They must not do too much of it.
And they must have a sense of success in it.
- John Ruskin

A thing is worth what it can do for you,
not what you choose to pay for it.
- John Ruskin

The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
- John Ruskin

The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances,
and demonstrations for impressions.
- John Ruskin

Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence,
and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.
- John Ruskin

No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect.
If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.
- John Ruskin

An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.
- John Ruskin

All great art is the work of the whole living creature,
body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.
- John Ruskin

No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought,
and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change.
- John Ruskin

He is the greatest artist who has embodied,
in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
- John Ruskin


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