Quotation by John Ruskin

It does not matter what the whip is; it is none the less a whip, because you have cut thongs for it out of your own souls.
John Ruskin (1819–1900), British art critic, author. address, 1865, Royal Military Academy, repr. in The Works of John Ruskin, vol. 18, eds. E.T. Cook and Alexander Weddesburn (1905). lecture 3, sct. 119, Crown of Wild Olives (1865).
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