"The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."John Ruskin on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."John Ruskin on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."John Ruskin on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."John Ruskin on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."John Ruskin on John Lennon
"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."