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Quotations by John Ruskin

A book worth reading is worth buying.

A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.

A life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books.

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.

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.

An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.

An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.

An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.