Walter Scott's Quotes
Biography of Walter Scott
To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.Tags: Impossible, Seems, Timid
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.Tags: History, Knowledge, May
If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.Tags: Empty, Farmer, Leaves
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.Tags: Life, Mean, Men
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.Tags: Between, Eyes, Life
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.Tags: Rule, Student, Useful
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.Tags: Best, Greatest, Power
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.Tags: Attitude, Business, Success
Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.Tags: Mind, Poetry, Wisdom
Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.Tags: Away, Dark, Door
All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.Tags: Education, Men, Worth
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.Tags: Nature, Spring, Unless
A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.Tags: Compass, Faithful, Truth
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love.Tags: Heaven, Love, Men
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!Tags: Heart, May, Moving On
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To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.Tags: Dreams, Fair, Light
When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.Tags: Alone, Ourselves, Thinking
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.Tags: Cannot, Help, Power
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.Tags: Honor, Perfection, True
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.Tags: Life, Perfection, Reason
He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.Tags: Fruit, Tree, Won
If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once.Tags: After, Once, Turn
It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.Tags: Energy, Strength, Wonderful