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Quotes by John Ruskin

'Life being so short and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books.'


'All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hour, and the books of all time.'

'Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.'

The very cheapness of literature is making even wise people forget that if a book is worth reading, it is worth buying. No book is worth anything which is not worth much; nor is it serviceable, until it has been read, and re-read, and loved, and loved again; and marked, so that you can refer to the passages you want in it.'

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