John Ruskin Quote
The Complete Works of John Ruskin: On the Old Road (published in 1834), p. 174, "Pre-Raphaelitism"
“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)
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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“Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.”