Walter Savage Landor

1775 - 1864

A Quote by Walter Savage Landor on death, fear, and language

Death stands above me, whispering low I know not what into my ear; Of his strange language all I know Is, there is not a word of fear.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

Source: Epigrams c. Death

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A Quote by Walter Savage Landor on friendship, gratitude, heart, misery, mortality, sacred, and sentimentality

In the hours of distress and misery, the eyes of every mortal turn to friendship; in the hours of gladness and conviviality, what is our want? It is friendship. When the heart overflows with gratitude, or with any other sweet or sacred sentiment, what is the word to which it would give utterance? A friend.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

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A Quote by Walter Savage Landor on future, life, nature, and present

Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature; for never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

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A Quote by Walter Savage Landor on composers, conquest, and joy

I sometimes think that the most plaintive ditty has brought a fuller joy and of longer duration to its composer that the conquest of Persia to the Macedonian.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

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A Quote by Walter Savage Landor on delay, injustice, and justice

Delay in justice is injustice.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

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A Quote by Walter Savage Landor on death, feeling, life, love, mind, music, play, and tears

Many love music but for music's sake, Many because her touches can awake Thoughts that repose within the breast half-dead, And rise to follow where she loves to lead. What various feelings come from days gone by! What tears from far-off sources dim the eye! Few, when light fingers with sweet voices play, And melodies swell, pause, and melt away, Mind how at every touch, at every tone, A spark of life hath glistened and hath gone.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

Source: Many Love Music

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A Quote by Walter Savage Landor

I see the rainbow in the sky, the dew upon the grass; I see them, and I ask not why they glimmer or they pass. With folded arms I linger not to call them back; 'twere vain: In this, or in some other spot, I know they'll shine again.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

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A Quote by Walter Savage Landor on clarity and writers

Clear writers, like fountains, do not seem so deep as they are; the turbid look the most profound.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

Source: Imaginary Conversations

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A Quote by Walter Savage Landor on direction and people

People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

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A Quote by Walter Savage Landor on anger, brevity, and love

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

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