Favorite Quotations John Ruskin Sesame and Lilies

"All things are noble in proportion to their fullness of life." ~ John Ruskin

Celebrate Life!

There are many religions, but there is only one morality.

Mountains are to the rest of the body of the earth, what violent muscular action is to the body of man. The muscles and tendons of its anatomy are, in the mountain, brought out with force and convulsive energy, full of expression, passion, and strength.

Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.

Whether for life or death, do your own work well.

You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil.

People are always expecting to get peace in heaven: but you know whatever peace they get there will be ready-made. Whatever making of peace they can be blest for, must be on the earth.

The mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself.

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

Doing is the great thing. For if, resolutely, people do what is right, in time they will come to like doing it.