"Whether for life or death, do your own work well."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."John Ruskin on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."John Ruskin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."John Ruskin on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."John Ruskin on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."John Ruskin on Maya Angelou
"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."