"No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."John Ruskin on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."John Ruskin on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."John Ruskin on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."John Ruskin on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."John Ruskin on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."