John Ruskin Quotes (366 quotes)
“The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.”
The Elements of Drawing (2012 edition), Courier Dover Publications - ISBN: 9780486140148
Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious. Gathered from the Works of John Ruskin, A. M. (1867 edition)
“The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.”
Volume III - The Stones of Venice (1853)
The Genius of John Ruskin: Selections from His Writings (1964 edition), University of Virginia Press - ISBN: 9780813917894
“There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation.”
Volume III, part IV, chapter VII (1856). - Modern Painters (1843-1860)
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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.