English writer and art critic (1819-1900)
John Ruskin was an English writer, philosopher, art critic and polymath of the Victorian era. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy.
John Ruskin Quotes Page 3
Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.
The child who desires education will be bettered by it the child who dislikes it disgraced.
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.