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Quotations From JOHN RUSKIN

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  • 21.
    That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings.
    John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Unto This Last, essay 4 (1862).

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  • 22.
    Soldiers of the ploughshare as well as soldiers of the sword.
    John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Unto This Last, essay 3 (1862).
  • 23.
    There is no wealth but life.
    John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Unto This Last, essay 4 (1862).

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  • 24.
    The first duty of a state is to see that every child born therein shall be well housed, clothed, fed and educated till it attains years of discretion.
    John Ruskin (1819-1900), British social critic. Time and Tide, Letter 13 (1867).

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  • 25.
    Architecture ... the adaptation of form to resist force.
    John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Val d'Arno, ch. 6 (1874).
  • 26.
    The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it.
    John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. "War," The Crown of Wild Olive (1866).
  • 27.
    Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons.
    John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Unto This Last, essay 2 (1862).
  • 28.
    Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor.
    John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Unto This Last, essay 3 (1862).
  • 29.
    He who has learned what is commonly considered the whole art of painting, that is, the art of representing any natural object faithfully, has as yet only learned the language by which his thoughts are to be expressed.
    John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Modern Painters I, pt. 1, sec. 1, ch. 2 (1843).
  • 30.
    He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
    John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Modern Painters I, pt. 1, sec. 1, ch. 2 (1843).
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