"The art which we may call generally art of the wayside, as opposed to that which is the business of men's lives, is, in the best sense of the word, Grotesque."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."John Ruskin on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."John Ruskin on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."John Ruskin on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."John Ruskin on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."John Ruskin on Abraham Lincoln
"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."