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John Ruskin Quote: “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.”

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

— John Ruskin



John Ruskin Quote: “The best thing in life aren’t things.”

The best thing in life aren’t things.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Work first, and then rest.”

Work first, and then rest.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “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.”

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


John Ruskin Quote: “Living without an aim, is like sailing without a compass.”

Living without an aim, is like sailing without a compass.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”

The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “What we think or what we know or what we believe is in the end of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do.”

What we think or what we know or what we believe is in the end of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “No individual rain drop ever considers itself responsible for the flood.”

No individual rain drop ever considers itself responsible for the flood.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”

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

— John Ruskin



John Ruskin Quote: “Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.”

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

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Kind hearts are the garden, kind thoughts are the roots, kind words are the blossoms, kind deeds are the fruit.”

Kind hearts are the garden, kind thoughts are the roots, kind words are the blossoms, kind deeds are the fruit.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “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.”

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


John Ruskin Quote: “It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.”

It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.”

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little.”

It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “A book worth reading is worth buying.”

A book worth reading is worth buying.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “There is no wealth but life.”

There is no wealth but life.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.”

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for our use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will look upon with praise and thanksgiving in their hearts.”

When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for our use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will look upon with praise and thanksgiving in their hearts.

— John Ruskin



John Ruskin Quote: “Labour without joy is base. Labour without sorrow is base. Sorrow without labour is base. Joy without labour is base.”

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

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “No nation can last which has made a mob of itself, however generous at heart.”

No nation can last which has made a mob of itself, however generous at heart.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “The power of association is stronger than the power of beauty; therefore, the power of association is the power of beauty.”

The power of association is stronger than the power of beauty; therefore, the power of association is the power of beauty.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “There is no music in a “rest” that I know of, but there’s the making of music in it. And people are always missing that part of the life melody.”

There is no music in a “rest” that I know of, but there’s the making of music in it. And people are always missing that part of the life melody.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.”

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

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Architecture is the art which so disposes and adorns the edifices raised by man, that the sight of them may contribute to his mental health, power, and pleasure.”

Architecture is the art which so disposes and adorns the edifices raised by man, that the sight of them may contribute to his mental health, power, and pleasure.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think.”

Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.”

The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.”

When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.”

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

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.”

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

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.”

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

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated.”

It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement.”

You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “I know well that happiness is in little things.”

I know well that happiness is in little things.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Every noble life leaves its fibre interwoven forever in the work of the world.”

Every noble life leaves its fibre interwoven forever in the work of the world.

— John Ruskin


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

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

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Every duty we omit obscures some truth we should have known.”

Every duty we omit obscures some truth we should have known.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered.”

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

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Drawing is a means of obtaining and communicating knowledge.”

Drawing is a means of obtaining and communicating knowledge.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.”

Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.”

Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “One can’t be angry when one looks at a penguin.”

One can’t be angry when one looks at a penguin.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Genius is only a superior power of seeing.”

Genius is only a superior power of seeing.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Death is not a journey into an unknown land; it is a voyage home. We are going, not to a strange country, but to our fathers house.”

Death is not a journey into an unknown land; it is a voyage home. We are going, not to a strange country, but to our fathers house.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Mighty of heart, mighty of mind, magnanimous-to be this is indeed to be great in life.”

Mighty of heart, mighty of mind, magnanimous-to be this is indeed to be great in life.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life. Anarchy and competition, the laws of death.”

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

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.”

Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “All art is but dirtying the paper delicately.”

All art is but dirtying the paper delicately.

— John Ruskin


John Ruskin Quote: “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.”

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

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