Work

From the first lecture, “Work,” in The Crown of Wild Olive, by John Ruskin (Works, XVIII, 412).

There will always be a number of men who would fain set themselves to the accumulation of wealth as the sole object of their lives. Necessarily, that class of men is an uneducated class, inferior in intellect, and, more or less, cowardly. It is physically impossible for a well-educated, intellectual, or brave man to make money the chief object of his thoughts….

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