Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on death, losing, and war

In the lost battle, Borne down by the flying, Where mingles war's rattle With groans of the dying.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on affection and indifference

Affection can withstand very severe storms of vigor, but not a long polar frost of indifference.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on pain

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Spangling the wave with lights as vain As pleasures in the vale of pain, That dazzle as they fade.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lord of the Isles. Canto i. Stanza 23.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on grace

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And ne'er did Grecian chisel trace A Nymph, a Naiad, or a Grace Of finer form or lovelier face.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto i. Stanza 18.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

Hail to the chief who in triumph advances!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto ii. Stanza 19.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on circumstances and happiness

The happy combination of fortuitous circumstances.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Monastery. 1820

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on ambition and death

O fading honours of the dead! O high ambition, lowly laid!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on age, life, sensuality, world, and worth

Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Old Mortality. Chap. xxxiv.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on angels, anguish, pain, uncertainty, and women

O woman! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on love and war

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For a laggard in love, and a dastard in war, Was to wed the fair Ellen of Lochinvar.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Marmion, 1808

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