When I have been unhappy, I have heard an opera... and it seemed the shrieking of winds when I am happy, a sparrow's chirp is delicious to me. But it is not the chirp that makes me happy, but I that make it sweet.
More Quotes from John Ruskin:Do not think it wasted time to submit yourself to any influence that will bring upon you any noble feeling.
No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
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
The question is not what man can scorn, or disparage, or find fault with, but what he can love, and value, and appreciate.
Spiritual power begins by directing animal power to other than egoistic ends.
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