Top 10 Quotes by John Ruskin

John Ruskin

What is the cheapest to you now is likely to be the dearest to you in the end.

John Ruskin
There is no process of amalgamation by which opinions, wrong individually, can become right merely by their multitude.
John Ruskin

I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love nature, than teach the looking at nature that they may learn to draw.

John Ruskin
There are no laws by which we can write Iliads.
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
Education...is a painful, continual and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning,... by praise, but above all -- by example.
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
The best thing in life aren't things.
John Ruskin

the art of becoming 'rich', in the common sense, is not absolutely nor finally the art of accumulating much money for ourselves, but also of contriving that our neighbour shall have less. In accurate terms, it is 'the art of establishing the maximum inequality in your own favour'.

John Ruskin
Labour without joy is base. Labour without sorrow is base. Sorrow without labour is base. Joy without labour is base.