John Ruskin

"Punishment is the last and least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A book worth reading is worth buying."


Rating: 8.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nothing can be beautiful which is not true."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for instance."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts--the book of their deeds, the book of their words, and the book of their art."

John Ruskin
John Ruskin "St. Mark's Rest"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)