Saturday, June 19, 2010
Fors Clavigera, VI
When I only opine things, I hold my tongue; and work till I more than opineuntil I know them. If the things prove unknowable, I, with final perseverance, hold my tongue about them, and recommend a like practice to other people. If the things prove knowable, as soon as I know them, I am ready to write about them, if need be; not till then.It's good advice, although I'm not sure the prolific Ruskin always strictly followed it.