Two Kinds of Goodness


1788 Christopher Taylor house, Andrew Jackson’s home, Jonesborough

“We require from buildings, as from men,
two kinds of goodness:
first, the doing their practical duty well:
then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it;
which last is itself another form of duty.”

John Ruskin, 1819-1900
The Stones of Venice, 1880

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