Walter Scott - Quotes

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Look back, and smile on perils past.

Look back, and smile on perils past.

Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep. ---->>>

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!

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!

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!

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.

The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt. ---->>>

If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors. ---->>>

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.

A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.

A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.

Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake. ---->>>

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect. ---->>>

To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.

To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.

We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt. ---->>>

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles. ---->>>

What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are. ---->>>

Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness. ---->>>

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.

Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.

Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.

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, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.

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, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.

Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love. ---->>>

When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone. ---->>>

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it. ---->>>

To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so. ---->>>

He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit. ---->>>

There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine. ---->>>

Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life. ---->>>

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.

To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue. ---->>>

It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty. ---->>>

If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once. ---->>>

The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Scottish
Born: August 15, 1771
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Die: September 21, 1832
Occupation: Novelist
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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor (wikipedia)