"It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."John Ruskin on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."John Ruskin on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."John Ruskin on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."John Ruskin on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."John Ruskin on Booker T. Washington
"No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds."
"Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand."
"He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin."
"We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it."
"It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, can never be recalled."