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Quotations by author » Walter Scott
Scottish Novelist, Poet, Historian and Biographer, 1771-1832
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'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come.
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A good play for nothing, you know, as work for nothing
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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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A simple race! they waste their toil For the vain tribute of a smile
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A sound head, an honest heart, and an humble spirit are the three best guides through time and to eternity
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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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And come he slow, or come he fast,
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And the brute crowd, whose envious zeal Huzzas each turn of fortune's wheel, And loudest shouts when lowest lie Exalted worth and station high
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Better ride safe in the dark, says the proverb, than in the daylight with a cut-throat at your elbow
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Better that they had ne'er been born, Who read to doubt, or read to scorn
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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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Cats are mysterious kind of folk - there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of.
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Chivalry!---why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection---the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant ---Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword.
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Come he slow or come he fast. It is but death who comes at last.
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Court not the critic's smile nor dread his frown
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Credit is like a looking - glass, which when once sullied by a breath, may be wiped clean 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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