Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on fatherhood, god, and guidance

When Israel, of the Lord belov'd, Out of the land of bondage came, Her fathers' God before her mov'd, An awful guide in smoke and flame.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Ivanhoe. Chap. xxxix.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on soldiers and success

What can they see in the longest kingly line in Europe, save that it runs back to a successful soldier?

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Woodstock. 1826, ch. 37

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on fate and time

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"Lambe them, lads! lambe them!" a cant phrase of the time derived from the fate of Dr. Lambe, an astrologer and quack, who was knocked on the head by the rabble in Charles the First's time.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Peveril of the Peak. Chap. xlii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on life and men

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But search the land of living men, Where wilt thou find their like again?

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Marmion, 1808, canto i, st. ii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on architecture, history, knowledge, lawyers, and literature

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.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Guy Mannering. 1815, Chap. xxxvii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on life, love, and pain

Lightly from fair to fair he flew, And loved to plead, lament, and sue; Suit lightly won, and short-lived pain, For monarchs seldom sigh in vain.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on good and reason

When a man hasn't a good reason for doing a thing, he has a good reason for letting it alone.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on time

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There 's a gude time coming.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Rob Roy. Chap. xxxii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on good, needs, and wine

Good wine needs neither bush nor preface To make it welcome.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Peveril of the Peak, 1822

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on earth, feeling, and heaven

Some feelings are to mortals given With less of earth in them than heaven.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto ii. Stanza 22.

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