Walter Scott Quotes

Walter Scott Quotes

Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.

I did not myself set a high estimation on wealth, and had the affectation of most young men of lively imagination, who suppose that they can better dispense with the possession of money, than resign their time and faculties to the labour necessary to acquire it.

Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, and men below, and the saints above, for love is heaven, and heaven is love.

Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.

I pretend not to be a champion of that same naked virtue called truth, to the very outrance. I can consent that her charms be hidden with a veil, were it but for decency's sake.

My hope, my heaven, my trust must be,
My gentle guide, in following thee.

Fight on, brave knights! Man dies, but glory lives! Fight on; death is better than defeat! Fight on brave knights! for bright eyes behold your deeds!

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.

We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider every thing as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.

And please return it. You may think this a strange request, but I find that although my friends are poor arithmeticians, they are nearly all of them good bookkeepers.

Thou hast had thty day, old dame, but thy sun has long been set. Thou art now the very emblem of an old warhorse turned out on the barren heath; thou hast had thy paces in thy time, but now a broken amble is the best of them.

It was woman that taught me cruelty, and on woman therefore I have exercised it.

I will tear this folly from my heart, though every fibre bleed as I rend it away!

Teach self denial and make its practice pleasure, and you can create for the world a destiny more sublime that ever issued from the brain of the wildest dreamer.

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