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A list of the best John Ruskin quotes. This list is arranged by which famous John Ruskin quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest John Ruskin quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from John Ruskin should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable John Ruskin quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. John Ruskin

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What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. John Ruskin

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People are eternally divided into two classes, the believer, builder, and praiser, and the unbeliever, destroyer and critic. John Ruskin

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God has lent us the earth for our life; it is a great entail. It belongs as much to those who are to come after us, and whose names are already written in the book of creation, as to us; and we have no right, by anything that we do or neglect, to involve them in unnecessary penalties, or deprive them of benefits which it was in our power to bequeath. John Ruskin

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In great countries, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents want to make them into adults. In vile countries, the children are always wanting to be adults and the parents want to keep them children. John Ruskin

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There is no wealth but life. John Ruskin

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Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor. John Ruskin

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The best thing in life aren't things. John Ruskin

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Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time. John Ruskin

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You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement. John Ruskin

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michaelj72 added Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.

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

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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

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Out of suffering comes the serious mind; out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance faith. John Ruskin

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When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package. John Ruskin

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Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are. John Ruskin, Dejan Stojanović

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It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning. John Ruskin

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You may chisel a boy into shape, as you would a rock, or hammer him into it, if he be of a better kind, as you would a piece of bronze. But you cannot hammer a girl into anything. She grows as a flower does. John Ruskin

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One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live. John Ruskin

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The best work never was and never will be done for money. John Ruskin

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Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition. John Ruskin

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To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. John Ruskin

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What right have you to take the word wealth, which originally meant well-being, and degrade and narrow it by confining it to certain sorts of material objects measured by money. John Ruskin

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The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time. John Ruskin

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One of the prevailing sources of misery and crime is in the generally accepted assumption, that because things have been wrong a long time, it is impossible they will ever be right. John Ruskin