University of Madras. B.A. examination of 1877. Selections from the writings of John Ruskin. Ethical. Ed. by D. Duncan

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Página 21 - Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions. If you will have that precision out of them, and make their fingers measure degrees like cogwheels, and their arms strike curves like compasses, you must unhumanize them.
Página 49 - And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place. The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth ; and thou destroyest the hope of man.
Página 2 - He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God muketh from the beginning to the end.
Página 26 - ... we blanch cotton, and strengthen steel, and refine sugar, and shape pottery ; but to brighten, to strengthen, to refine, or to form a single living spirit, never enters into our estimate of advantages. And all the evil to which that cry is urging our myriads can be met only in one way...
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Página 19 - And therefore, while in all things that we see or do, we are to desire perfection, and strive for it, we ,are nevertheless not to set the meaner thing, in its narrow accomplishment, above the nobler thing, in its mighty progress; not to esteem smooth minuteness above shattered majesty; not to prefer mean victory to honorable defeat; not to lower the level of our aim, that we may the more surely enjoy the complacency of success.
Página 2 - ... follow but too closely on the excess or continuance of national power and peace. In the perplexities of nations, in their struggles for existence, in their infancy, their impotence, or even their disorganization, they have higher hopes and nobler passions. Out of the suffering coines the serious mind ; out of the salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude ; out of deliverance, faith...
Página 12 - For, as it is necessary to the existence of an idea of beauty, that the sensual pleasure which may be its basis should be accompanied first with joy, then with love of the object, then with the perception of kindness in a superior intelligence, finally, with thankfulness and veneration towards that intelligence itself; (19) and as no idea can be at all considered as in any way an idea of beauty...
Página 30 - I say farther, that as long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long there can be no question at all but that splendour of dress is a crime. In due time, when •we have nothing better to set people to work at, it may be right to let them make lace and cut jewels ; but, as long as there are any who have no blankets for their beds, and no rags for their bodies, so long it is blanket-making arid tailoring we must set people to work at—not lace.

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