What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?
More Quotes from John Ruskin:No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.
The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things not merely industrious, but to love industry not merely learned, but to love knowledge not merely pure, but to love purity not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice.
Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.
To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered.
What is the cheapest to you now is likely to be the dearest to you in the end.
I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it done with enjoyment, was the carver happy while he was about it?
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