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John Ruskin Quotes

(1819-1900), British Critic, Social Theorist

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

Category: Vanity

The higher a man stands, the more the word ''vulgar'' becomes unintelligible to him.

Category: Vulgarity

What right have you to take the word wealth, which originally meant ''well-being,'' and degrade and narrow it by confining it to certain sorts of material objects measured by money.

Category: Wealth

Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

Category: Weather

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

Category: Weather

The best work never was and never will be done for money.

Category: Work

It is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all that he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his readers is sure to skip them.

Category: Writers And Writing