Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott

British writer and poet

Lived from: 1771-1832

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Sir Walter Scott

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    Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
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    'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man's heart through half the year.
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    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.
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    A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
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    Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer.
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    All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
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    Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!
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    But with morning cool repentance came.
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    Come he slow or come he fast. It is but death who comes at last.
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    Credit is like a looking-glass, which when once sullied by a breath, may be wiped clear again; but if once cracked can never be repaired.
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    Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
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    Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
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    Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
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    If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once.
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    Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.
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