Hope is but the dream of those who wake.
~ Matthew Prior
John Ruskin Quotes
There is no wealth but life.
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.
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.
There is a working class - strong and happy - among both rich and poor: there is an idle class - weak, wicked, and miserable - among both rich and poor.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
Cheerfulness is as natural to the heart of a man in strong health, as color to his cheek; and wherever there is habitual gloom, there must be either bad air, unwholesome food, improperly severe labor, or erring habits of life.
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
As long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long can there be no question at all but that splendor of dress is a crime.
Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
Bread of flour is good; but there is bread, sweet as honey, if we would eat it, in a good book.
To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered.