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A book worth reading is worth buying.
Books - Reading
John Ruskin

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A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.
Greatness
John Ruskin

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A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.
Cost
John Ruskin

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An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
Inheritance
John Ruskin

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An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.
Imagination
John Ruskin

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Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.
Books - Reading
John Ruskin

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Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
Books - Reading
John Ruskin

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Civilization is the making of civil persons.
Civilization
John Ruskin

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Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
Possessions
John Ruskin

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Fit yourself for the best society, and then, never enter it.
Status
John Ruskin

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Freedom is only granted us that obedience may be more perfect.
Freedom
John Ruskin

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Give little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
Giving
John Ruskin

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Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
Imagination
John Ruskin

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In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
Pride
John Ruskin

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It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.
Restraint
John Ruskin

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It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
Money
John Ruskin

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It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning.
Learning
John Ruskin

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Life without industry is guilt. Industry without Art is Brutality.
Guilt
John Ruskin

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Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade.
Economy and Economics
John Ruskin

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No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
Architecture
John Ruskin

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No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.
Photography
John Ruskin

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No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
Ability
John Ruskin

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No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
Fishing
John Ruskin

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Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.
Beauty
John Ruskin

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Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride.
Rivalry
John Ruskin

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