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John Ruskin

1819-1900. English art critic.

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Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.

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The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

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Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

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When we build, let us think that we build for ever.

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A book worth reading is worth buying.

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Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.

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The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.

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One of the prevailing sources of misery and crime is in the generally accepted assumption, that because things have been wrong a long time, it is impossible they will ever be right.

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

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To use books rightly, is to go to them for help; to appeal to them when our own knowledge and power fail; to be led by them into wider sight and purer conception than our own, and to receive from them the united sentence of the judges and councils of all time, against our solitary and unstable opinions.

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