"It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."John Ruskin on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."John Ruskin on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."John Ruskin on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."John Ruskin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."John Ruskin on Winston Churchill
"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."