John Ruskin Thoughts

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Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

John Wayne

Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.

John Dewey

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

John Ruskin

...in order that a man may be happy, it is necessary that he should not only be capable of his work, but a good judge of his work.

John Ruskin

If I am to die, this is the week for it. -- John F. Kennedy (to aide John McClone in response to a CIA report about rumours of an assassination plot), June 1962.

John F. Kennedy

I believe that the first test of a truly great man is his humility. I don't mean by humility, doubt of his power. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not of them, but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful.

John Ruskin

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

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

John Ruskin

Of all the pulpits from which human voice is ever sent forth, there is none from which it reaches so far as from the grave.

John Ruskin

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

John Ruskin

A book worth reading is worth buying.

John Ruskin

That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings.

John Ruskin

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.

John Ruskin

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

John Ruskin

I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting.

John Ruskin

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

John Ruskin

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

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

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

John Ruskin

The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.

John Ruskin
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