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John Ruskin: John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. Ruskin penned essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. The elaborate style that characterised his earliest writing on art was later superseded by a preference for plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society. He also made detailed sketches and paintings of rocks, plants, birds, landscapes, and architectural structures and ornamentation.

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Quote Left In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes. Quote Right
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Quote Left To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us. Quote Right
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Quote Left In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance. Quote Right
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