Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future
More Quotes from John Ruskin:Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.
I look upon those pitiful concretions of lime and clay which spring up, in mildewed forwardness, out of the kneaded fields about our capital... not merely with the careless disgust of an offended eye, not merely with sorrow for a desecrated landscape, but with a painful foreboding that the roots of our national greatness must be deeply cankered when they are thus loosely struck in their native ground. The crowded tenements of a struggling and restless population differ only from the tents of the Arab or the Gipsy by their less healthy openness to the air of heaven, and less happy choice of their spot of earth by their sacrifice of liberty without the gain of rest, and of stability without the luxury of change.
It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists.
When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade.
The weakest among us has a gift, however seemingly trivial, which is peculiar to him and which worthily used will be a gift also to his race.
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