Top 10 Quotes by John Ruskin

John Ruskin

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

John Ruskin
People cannot live by lending money to one another.
John Ruskin

To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered.

John Ruskin
All men who have sense and feeling are being continually helped; they are taught by every person they meet, and enriched by everything that falls in their way. The greatest, is he who has been oftenest aided. Originality is the observing eye.
John Ruskin

I tell you (dogmatically, if you like to call it so, knowing it well) a square inch of man's engraving is worth all the photographs that were ever dipped in acid... Believe me, photography can do against line engraving just what Madame Tussaud's wax-work can do against sculpture. That and no more. (1865)

John Ruskin
The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it.
John Ruskin

We must note carefully what distinction there is between a healthy and a diseased love of change; for as it was in healthy love of change that the Gothic architecture rose, it was partly in consequence of diseased love of change that it was destroyed.

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

Men are merely on a lower or higher stage of an eminence, whose summit is God's throne infinitely above all; and there is just as much reason for the wisest as for the simplest man being discontent with his position, as respects the real quantity of knowledge he possesses.

John Ruskin
There are many religions, but there is only one morality.