Zitat des Tages von John Ruskin:
There is no wealth but life.
There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.
An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons.
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.
Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever.
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil.
Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.
There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation.
Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.
The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it.
Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the price of a large turbot for it?
It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.
Civilization is the making of civil persons.
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.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings.
Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of laborers Unions.