Civilization is the making of civil persons.
More Quotes from John Ruskin:One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning.
People cannot live by lending money to one another.
Mountains are to the rest of the body of the earth, what violent muscular action is to the body of man. The muscles and tendons of its anatomy are, in the mountain, brought out with force and convulsive energy, full of expression, passion, and strength.
Borrowers are nearly always ill-spenders, and it is with lent money that all evil is mainly done.
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This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.