The greatest efforts of the race have always been traceable to the love of praise, as its greatest catastrophes to the love of pleasure.

John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic, painter, writer, social thinker
Sesame and Lilies, lecture I: “Of Kings’ Treasures,” sec. 3 (1864-1865)
Added on 8-May-08 | Last updated 8-May-08
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