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John Ruskin Quotes

About John Ruskin

John Ruskin

Life: 1819 - 1900

Country: gb flag England

Profession: Artist; Critic; Poet; Writer;

John Ruskin (8 February 1819 - 20 January 1900) is best known for his work as an art critic and social critic, but is remembered as an author, poet and artist as well. Ruskin's essays on art and architecture were extremely influential in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

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Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example.

~ John Ruskin

Along the iron veins that traverse the frame of our country, beat and flow the fiery pulses of its exertion, hotter and faster every hour. All vitality is concentrated through those throbbing arteries into the central cities; the country is passed over like a green sea by narrow bridges, and we are thrown back in continually closer crowds on the city gates.

~ John Ruskin

Every great man is always being helped by everybody; for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.

~ John Ruskin

I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love nature, than teach the looking at nature that they may learn to draw.

~ John Ruskin
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