Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John (1819-1900)

Ruskin, John (1819-1900)

 

"Three forms of asceticism have existed in this weak world. – Religious asceticism, being the refusal of pleasure and knowledge for the sake, as supposed, of religion; seen chiefly in the middle ages. – Military asceticism, being the refusal of pleasure and knowledge for the sake of power; seen chiefly in the early days of Sparta and Rome. – And monetary asceticism, consisting in the refusal of pleasure and knowledge for the sake of money; seen in the present days of London and Manchester."

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