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So long as we see the stones and joints, and are not deceived as to the points of support in any piece of architecture, we may rather praise than regret the dexterous artifices which compel us to feel as if there were fibre in its shafts and life in its branches.

JOHN RUSKIN, The Seven Lamps of Architecture

Our God is a household God, as well as a heavenly one. He has an altar in every man's dwelling; let him look to it when they rend it lightly, and pour out its ashes.

JOHN RUSKIN, The Seven Lamps of Architecture

It is only by labor that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labor can be happy; and the two cannot be separated with impunity.

JOHN RUSKIN, On the Nature of Gothic Architecture

If it is the love of that which your work represents -- if, being a landscape painter, it is love of hills and trees that moves you -- if, being a figure painter, it is love of human beauty, and human soul that moves you -- if, being a flower or animal painter, it is love, and wonder, and delight in petal and in limb that move you, then the Spirit is upon you, and the earth is yours, and the fullness thereof.

JOHN RUSKIN, attributed, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations

Painting with all its technicalities, difficulties, and peculiar ends, is nothing but a noble and expressive language, invaluable as the vehicle of thought, but by itself nothing.

JOHN RUSKIN, attributed, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations

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, attributed, Words of Wisdom: John Ruskin

Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of Laborers Unions.

JOHN RUSKIN, Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain


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