"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."John Ruskin on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."John Ruskin on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."John Ruskin on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."John Ruskin on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."John Ruskin on Robert Frost
"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."
"No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple."