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Sir Walter Scott quotes (26)
To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Impossible
Recollect that the Almighty who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Dog
For ne'er was lost on poet's ear: A simple race! They waste their toil For the vain tribute of a smile.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Smile
Bluid is thicker than water.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Blood
And better had they neer been born Who read to doubt or read to scorn.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Doubt
What can they see in the longest kingly line in Europe save that it runs back to a successful soldier?
Sir Walter Scott Category: Europe
Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practise to deceive.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Debt
Is death the last step? No it is the final awakening.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Death
As old as the hills
Sir Walter Scott Category: Age
O woman! in our hours of ease Uncertain coy and hard to please And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow A ministering angel thou!
Sir Walter Scott Category: Woe
Breathes there the man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said This is my own my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd As home his footsteps he hath turn'd From wandering on a foreign strand! If such there breathe go mark him well; For him no Minstrel raptures swell; High though his titles proud his name Boundless his wealth as wish can claim; Despite those titles power and pelf The wretch concentred all in self Living shall forfeit fair renown And doubly dying shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung Unwept unhonor'd and unsung.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Patriotism
Who oer the herd would wish to reign Fantastic fickle fierce and vain! Vain as the leaf upon the stream And fickle as a changeful dream; Fantastic as a womans mood And fierce as Frenzys feverd blood. Thou many-headed monster thing Oh who would wish to be thy king!
Sir Walter Scott Category: Monarchy
Come as the winds come when Forests are rended; Come as the waves come when Navies are stranded.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Slow
The will to do the soul to dare.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Soul
When a man hasnt a good reason for doing a thing he has a good reason for letting it alone.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Indecision
Ridicule the weapon of all others most feared by enthusiasts of every description and which from its predominance over such minds often checks what is absurd and fully as often smothers that which is noble.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Ridicule
One hour of life crowded to the full with glorious action and filled with noble risks is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Life
Affection can withstand very severe storms of vigor but not a long polar frost of indifference.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Affection
O! many a shaft at random sent Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word at random spoken May soothe or wound a heart that s broken!
Sir Walter Scott Category: Word
He turnd his charger as he spake Upon the river shore He gave his bridle reins a shake Said Adieu for evermore my love And adieu for evermore.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Unsorted
Like the dew on the mountain Like the foam on the river Like the bubble on the fountain Thou art gone and forever!
Sir Walter Scott Category: Time
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Business
The rose is fairest when t is budding new And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears. The rose is sweetest washd with morning dew And love is loveliest when embalmd in tears.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Hope
Sound sound the clarion fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Glory
I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as 'twas said to me.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Story
Just at the age twixt boy and youth When thought is speech and speech is truth.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Adolescence