Let every dawn of the morning be to you as the beginning of life. And let every setting of the sun be to you as its close. Then let everyone of these short lives leave its sure record of some kindly thing done for others some good strength of knowledge gained for yourself.
More Quotes from John Ruskin:That thirst (for applause) if the last infirmity of noble minds, is also the first infirmity of weak ones.
It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.
It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.
The force of the guinea you have in your pocket depends wholly on the default of a guinea in your neighbours pocket. If he did not want it, it would be of no use to you.
It is advisable that a person know at least three things, where they are, where they are going, and what they had best do under the circumstances.
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