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John Ruskin



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

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

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

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    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.

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

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

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    The training which makes men happiest in themselves also makes them most serviceable to others

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

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    It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning.

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    Success by the laws of competition signifies a victory over others by obtaining the direction and profits of their work. This is the real source of all great riches.

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    The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced.

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

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    It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have... insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, can never be recalled.

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    Give a little to love a child, and you get a great deal back

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    Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.

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    To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.

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

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    Fit yourself for the best society, and then, never enter it.

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

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    Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life. Anarchy and competition, the laws of death.

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    The saying that beauty is but skin deep is but a skin deep saying

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    Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.

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    The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.

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    Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself - my disgust at her barbarity - clumsiness - darkness - bitter mockery of herself - is the most desolating.

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    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.

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