The world is full of vulgar Purists, who bring discredit on all selection by the silliness of their choice; and this the more, because the very becoming a Purist is commonly indicative of some slight degree of weakness, readiness to be offended, or narrowness of understanding of the ends of things.

John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic, painter, writer, social thinker
The Stones of Venice, vol. II, ch. 6, sec. 62 (1853)
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