Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
More Quotes from John Ruskin:Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.
No one can ask honestly or hopefully to be delivered from temptation unless he has himself honestly and firmly determined to do the best he can to keep out of it.
Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor.
An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.
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I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.
Gerald R. Ford
I do come shackled with whatever people think I am.