Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on soldiers

Although too much of a soldier among sovereigns, no one could claim with better right to be a sovereign among soldiers.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Life of Napoleon.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on danger, dreams, rest, sleep, and soldiers

Soldier rest! thy warfare o'er, Sleep the sleep thast knows not breaking, Dream of battled fields no more, Days of danger, nights of waking.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto i. Stanza 31.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on nature and poets

Call it not vain: they do not err Who say that when the poet dies Mute Nature mourns her worshipper, And celebrates his obsequies.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805, Canto v. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on life and men

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It 's no fish ye 're buying, it 's men's lives.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Antiquary. Chap. xi.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

November's sky is chill and drear, November's leaf is red and sear.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Marmion. 1808, introduction

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

As old as the hills

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Monastery. 1820, Chap. ix.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on patience

But patience, cousin, and shuffle the cards Till our hand is a stronger one.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Quentin Durward. 1823, Chap. viii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on losing, poets, and simplicity

For ne'er was lost on poet's ear: A simple race! They waste their toil For the vain tribute of a smile.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805, Canto v. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on joy, respect, and surprises

Respect was mingled with surprise, And the stern joy which warriors feel In foemen worthy of their steel.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto i. Stanza 21.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on fear, hope, love, and tears

The rose is fairest when 't is budding new, And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears. The rose is sweetest wash'd with morning dew, And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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

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