John Ruskin (1819-1900) English writer, art critic

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When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package. - John Ruskin
They are the weakest, minded and the hardest, hearted men that most love change. - John Ruskin
People cannot live by lending money to one another. - John Ruskin
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas. - John Ruskin
Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. - John Ruskin
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness. - John Ruskin
How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the price of a large turbot for it? - John Ruskin
What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry. - John Ruskin
Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close. - John Ruskin
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light. - John Ruskin