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John Ruskin
(1819-1900) born on
Feb 08
English critic, author. He wrote about social problems and championed the landscape painter in "The Seven Lamps of Architecture," 1849.
         
   
F
Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.

R
He thinks by infection, catching an opinion like a cold.
A
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
N
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstration for impressions.
K
There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Sesame and Lilies," lecture 1, sct. 13, no. 2, 1865.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Speech, 1901; in "A Treasury of Great American Quotations," ed. Charles Hurd, 1964.
N: "Stones of Venice."
K: In "The Executives Quotation Book," ed. by James Charlton, 1993.
   


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