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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
John Ruskin. (1819–1900)
 
 
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      He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
          Modern Painters. Vol. i. Part i. Chap. ii. Sect. 9.
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      Pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
          Modern Painters. Vol. iv. Part v. Chap. xxii.
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      You were made for enjoyment, and the world was filled with things which you will enjoy, unless you are too proud to be pleased with them, or too grasping to care for what you can not turn to other account than mere delight.
          Stones of Venice. Vol. i. Chap. ii. Sect. 2.
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      He who has truth at his heart need never fear the want of persuasion on his tongue.
          Stones of Venice. Vol. ii. Chap. iv. Sect. 99, Chap. xcix.
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      That treacherous phantom which men call Liberty.
          The Seven Lamps of Architecture. Chap. vii. Sect. 21.
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      Work first and then rest.
          The Seven Lamps of Architecture. The Lamp of Beauty.
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      The greatest efforts of the race have always been traceable to the love of praise, as its greatest catastrophes to the love of pleasure.
          Sesame and Lilies. Part i. iii.
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      A little group of wise hearts is better than a wilderness of fools.
          Crown of Wild Olive. War.
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      Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart go together.
          The Two Paths. Lecture ii.
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      Engraving is, in brief terms, the Art of Scratch.
          Ariadne.
 

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