Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

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 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 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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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on proverbs and words

There is a southern proverb - fine words butter no parsnips.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Legend of Montrose, 1819

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

Ne'er Was flattery 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: Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805, canto iv, conclusion

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

A foot more light, a step more true, Ne'er from the heath-flower dash'd the dew.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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

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