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John Ruskin

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To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.

— John Ruskin

#expression #imperfection #paralysis #vitality #expression

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

#pride #love

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.

— John Ruskin

#beautiful things #instance #lilies #most #most beautiful

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.

— John Ruskin

#psychology #self-importance #self-involvement #psychology

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

— John Ruskin


Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless.

— John Ruskin

#inspirational #beauty

Cookery means…English thoroughness, French art, and Arabian hospitality; it means the knowledge of all fruits and herbs and balms and spices; it means carefulness, inventiveness, and watchfulness.

— John Ruskin


All art is but dirtying the paper delicately.

— John Ruskin

#drawing #drawings #humor #illustrate #life

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

— John Ruskin

#life #life

There is no wealth but life.

— John Ruskin


About John Ruskin

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Ruskin lectured widely in the 1860s giving the Rede lecture at the University of Cambridge in 1867 for example. John James had sent the piece to Turner who did not wish it to be publiJohn Ruskind.

Today his ideas and concerns are widely recognised as having anticipated interest in environmentalism sustainability and craft. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture myth to ornithology literature to education and botany to political economy.

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