John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was an English writer, philosopher, art critic and polymath of the Victorian era. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy.
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
By the work one knows the workmen.
Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.