Ruskin, John - Land, Philosophy, Property, Usefulness
"...men in the present century understand the word Useful in a strange way... as if houses and lands, and food and raiment were alone useful, and as if Sight, Thought, and Admiration were all profitless, so that men insolently call themselves Utilitarians, who would turn, if they had their way, themselves and their race into vegetables."
- from Modern Painters II (1846)
- John Ruskin (English author, poet, artist, and critic; b. 1819 - d. 1900)
Glossary of Quotations (Quotes), Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings:
Food, House and Home, Land, Literature, Philosophy, Property and Possessions, Usefulness and Utility
Added: Wed Oct 22 2008
Last Modified: Tue Nov 18 2008