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By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walter Scott

Where shall the lover rest, Whom the fates sever From his true maiden's breast, Parted for ever? Where, through groves deep and high, Sounds the far billow, Where early violets die, Under the willow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

Come forth, old man,--thy daughter's side Is now the fitting place for thee: When time has quell'd the oak's bold pride, The youthful tendril yet may hide, The ruins of the parent tree.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

God in his goodness sent the grapes To cheer both great and small; Little fools will drink too much And great fools none at all!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

A Christmas gambol oft could cheer The poor man's heart through half the year.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

Nothing is more completely the child of art than a garden.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

Great talent has always a little madness mixed up with it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

From my experience, not one in twenty marries the first love; we build statues of snow and weep to see them melt.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

Sensibility is nature's celestial spring.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walter Scott

Well, then--our course is chosen--spread the sail-- Heave oft the lead, and mark the soundings well-- Look to the helm, good master--many a shoal Marks this stern coast, and rocks, where sits the Siren Who, like ambition, lures men to their ruin.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walter Scott

Thou and I are but the blind instruments of some irresistible fatality, that hurries us along, like goodly vessels driving before the storm, which are dashed against each other, and so perish.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech, and speech is truth.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Walter Scott

…having once seen him put forth his strength in battle, methinks I could know him again among a thousand warriors. He rushes into the fray as if he were summoned to a banquet. There is more than mere strength—there seems as if the whole soul and spirit of the champion were given to every blow which he deals upon his enemies. God assoilzie him of the sin of bloodshed! It is fearful, yet magnificent, to behold how the arm and heart of one man can triumph over hundreds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

Merrily, merrily goes the bark On a breeze from the northward free, So shoots through the morning sky the lark, Or the swan through the summer sea.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

High minds, of native pride and force, Most deeply feel thy pangs, Remorse; Fear, for their scourge, means villains have, Thou art the torturer of the brave!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

Now, it is well known, that a man may with more impunity be guilty of an actual breach either of real good breeding or of good morals, than appear ignorant of the most minute point of fashionable etiquette.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Walter Scott

Patriotism Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, 'This is my own, my native land!' Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd As home his footsteps he hath turn'd From wandering on a foreign strand? If such there breathe, go, mark him well; For him no Minstrel raptures swell; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim; Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonour'd, and unsung.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Walter Scott

...[T]hou knowest not the heart of woman... [N]ot in thy fiercest battles hast thou displayed more of thy vaunted courage than has been shown by woman when called upon to suffer by affection or duty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

I was born a Scotsman and a bare one. Therefore I was born to fight my way in the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

I will but confess the sins of my green cloak to my grey friar's frock, and all shall be well again.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

A sinful heart makes feeble hand.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walter Scott

The pith of conversation does not consist in exhibiting your own superior knowledge on matters of small consequence, but in enlarging, improving and correcting the information you possess by the authority of others.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

As hope and fear alternate chase Our course through life's uncertain race.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walter Scott

Who, noteless as the race from which he sprung, Saved others' names, but left his own unsung.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walter Scott

Who o'er the herd would wish to reign, Fantastic, fickle, fierce, and vain! Vain as the leaf upon the stream, And fickle as a changeful dream; Fantastic as a woman's mood, And fierce as Frenzy's fever'd blood. Thou many-headed monster thing, Oh who would wish to be thy king!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

Adversity is like the period of the rain. . . cold, comfortless, unfriendly to people and to animals; yet from that season have their birth the flower, the fruit, the date, the rose and the pomegranate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

The Book of Books Within this ample volume lies The mystery of mysteries. Happiest they of human race To whom their God has given grace To read, to fear, to hope, to pray, To lift the latch, to force the way; But better had they ne'er been born That read to doubt or read to scorn.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

Earth walks on Earth, Glittering in gold; Earth goes to Earth, Sooner than it wold; Earth builds on Earth, Palaces and towers; Earth says to Earth, Soon, all shall be ours.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

It 's no fish ye 're buying, it 's men's lives.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

Steady of heart and stout of hand.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

Oh, Brignall banks are wild and fair, And Greta woods are green, And you may gather garlands there Would grace a summer's queen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

He hath a share of man's intelligence, but no share of man's falsehood.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walter Scott

The paths of virtue, though seldom those of worldly greatness, are always those of pleasantness and peace.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

A fool's wild speech confounds the wise.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

Look back, and smile on perils past.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Walter Scott

... [T]he pure light of chivalry... distinguishes the noble from the base, the gentle knight from the churl and the savage;... rates our life far, far beneath the pitch of our honour, raises us victorious over pain, toil, and suffering, and teaches us to fear no evil but disgrace.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walter Scott

Without courage there cannot be truth, and without truth there can be no other virtue.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

Spur not an unbroken horse; put not your plowshare too deep into new land.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walter Scott

The lover's pleasure, like that of the hunter, is in the chase, and the brightest beauty loses half its merit, as the flower its perfume, when the willing hand can reach it too easily. There must be doubt; there must be difficulty and danger.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walter Scott

We often praise the evening clouds, And tints so gay and bold, But seldom think upon our God, Who tinged these clouds with gold.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

A sound head, an honest heart, and an humble spirit are the three best guides through time and to eternity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Scott

Look at a gown of gold, and you will at least get a sleeve of it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

A mother's pride, a father's joy.