John Ruskin Quotes (366 quotes)
“That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings.”
The Genius of John Ruskin: Selections from His Writings (1964 edition), University of Virginia Press - ISBN: 9780813917894
“Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.”
The Stones of Venice (1851 - 1853)
Modern Painters: pt. 6. Of leaf beauty. pt. 7. Of Cloud beauty. pt. 8-9. Of ideas of relation, John Ruskin, Wiley & Halsted, 1860, p. 283
The Complete Works of John Ruskin: On the Old Road (published in 1834), p. 174, "Pre-Raphaelitism"
Chapter VI: The Lamp of Memory, section 10. - The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Ruskin
Born: February 8, 1819
Died: January 20, 1900 (aged 80)
Occupation: Writer, draughtsman, watercolourist, philanthropist
Bio: John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied.
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“Through the travail of the ages, Midst the pomp and toil of war, Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star. In the form of many people In all panoplies of time Have I seen the luring vision Of the Victory Maid, sublime.”