Quotes by Walter Scott

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

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

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

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“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!”

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

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

“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.”

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

“Look back, and smile on perils past.”

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

“Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.”

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

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