July 23, 2016

Beech forest in spring with the sun in the trees“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When
you pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all. When you pay
too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you
bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The
common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a
lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well
to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will
have enough to pay for something better.”


John Ruskin (February 1819 – January 1900)

John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as a prominent social thinker and philanthropist.