Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on time

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Time rolls his ceaseless course.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto iii. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on dreams, wishes, and women

Who o'er the herd would wish to reign, Fantastic, fickle, fierce, and vain! Vain as the leaf upon the stream, And fickle as a changeful dream; Fantastic as a woman's mood, And fierce as Frenzy's fever'd blood. Thou many-headed monster thing, Oh who would wish to be thy king!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto v. Stanza 30.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on sleep

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Jock, when ye hae naething else to do, ye may be aye sticking in a tree; it will be growing, Jock, when ye 're sleeping.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Heart of Midlothian. 1818, Chap. viii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on body, death, desires, fantasy, gifts, god, heart, heaven, love, mind, secrets, soul, sympathy, and wishes

True love 's the gift which God has given To man alone beneath the heaven: It is not fantasy's hot fire, Whose wishes soon as granted fly; It liveth not in fierce desire, With dead desire it doth not die; It is the secret sympathy, The silver link, the silken tie, Which heart to heart and mind to mind In body and in soul can bind.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805, Stanza 13.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on truth

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I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as 'twas said to me.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored and unsung.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on death, heart, and quiet

Vacant heart, and hand, and eye, Easy live and quiet die.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Bride of Lammermoor, 1819

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

If thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

The sun never sets on the immense empire of Charles V.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Life of Napoleon. 1827.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on country, men, and tears

But woe awaits a country when She sees the tears of bearded men.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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