John Ruskin Quotes (366 quotes)
Selections from the Writings of John Ruskin, Smith, Elder, 1871, p. 314
“Of all God's gifts to the sight of man, colour is the holiest, the most divine, the most solemn.”
Volume II, chapter V, section 30. - The Stones of Venice (1853)
“There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.”
"Sesame and Lilies, etc" (1865), p. 48
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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.