Facts about Walter Savage Landor

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Walter Savage Landor was a famous Poet from England, who lived between January 30, 1775 and September 17, 1864. He/she became 89 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Walter.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Charles Eastman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, Elbert Hubbard, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alice Meynell, James Lane Allen, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, William Ellery Channing, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens, Thomas Huxley, William James, George Santayana, William Hazlitt, Benjamin Disraeli, Friedrich Nietzsche

Famous quotes by Walter Savage Landor (33)


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"We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented"
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"In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always"
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"There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer"
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"Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age"
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"Great men always pay deference to greater"
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"The Siren waits thee, singing song for song"
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"People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend"
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"No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner"
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"I strove with none; for none was worth my strife"
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"Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!"
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"We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier"
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"Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in excess"
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"There is nothing on earth divine except humanity"
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"There is no easy path leading out of life, and few easy ones that lie within it"
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"The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love"
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"Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws"
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"Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good"
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"A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice"
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"No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable"
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"Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce"
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"Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to think himself wiser than the wisest who think differently from him"
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"Consult duty not events"
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"My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them"
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"An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof"
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"The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander"
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"The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face the same colour"
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"Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose"
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"Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven"
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"Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend"
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"Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked"
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"Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much"
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"Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature"
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"Delay in justice is injustice"


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