Quotes by John Ruskin
...in order that a man may be happy, it is necessary that he should not only be capable of his work, but a good judge of his work.
Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.
Taste is not only a part and index of morality, it is the only morality. The first, and last, and closest trial question to any living creature is "What do you like?" Tell me what you like, I'll tell you what you are.
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.
Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons.