John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy.
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Fine art is that in which the hand the head and the heart of man go together.
All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art because to us it is false and visionary was to the makers of it true and existent.
Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life and every setting sun be to you as its close.
The first duty of a state is to see that every child born therein shall be well housed clothed fed and educated till it attains years of discretion.
Books are divided into two classes the books of the hour and the books of all time.