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Walter Scott – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Walter Scott

 

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

– Walter Scott


One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.

– Walter Scott


When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.

– Walter Scott


For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

– Walter Scott


Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.

– Walter Scott


He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

– Walter Scott


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

– Walter Scott


All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.

– Walter Scott


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.

– Walter Scott


O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that’s broken!

– Walter Scott


Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.

– Walter Scott


Teach you children poetry it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.

– Walter Scott


The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.

– Walter Scott


There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.

– Walter Scott


Look back, and smile on perils past.

– Walter Scott


It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.

– Walter Scott


Success – keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.

– Walter Scott


A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.

– Walter Scott