Facts about Walter Scott

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Walter Scott was a famous Novelist from Scotland, who lived between August 14, 1771 and September 21, 1832.

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He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Walter, under the main topics: Business, Men.

Related authors: William Hazlitt, James Hogg, Robert Louis Stevenson

Famous quotes by Walter Scott (33)


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"When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone"
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"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"
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"For success, attitude is equally as important as ability"
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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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"Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness"
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"Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love"
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"He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit"
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"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"
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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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"To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so"
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"One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name"
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"O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!"
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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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"Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest"
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"Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer"
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"It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty"
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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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"There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine"
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"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"
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"Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary"
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"Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep"
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"Look back, and smile on perils past"
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"He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles"
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"Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn"
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"To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue"
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"To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light"
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"Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life"
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"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!"
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"Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake"
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"If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors"
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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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"Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities"
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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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