"The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."John Ruskin on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."John Ruskin on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."John Ruskin on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"John Ruskin on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."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."