Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on art and mountains

Like the dew on the mountain, Like the foam on the river, Like the bubble on the fountain, Thou art gone, and forever!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto iii. Stanza 16.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on dreams and good

To all, to each, a fair good-night, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Marmion, 1808

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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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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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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on cowardice

Where 's the coward that would not dare To fight for such a land?

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Canto iv. Stanza 30.

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