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Walter Scott Quotes and Sayings

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When true friends meet in adverse hour,
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between.
- Sir Walter Scott

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

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

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

Look back, and smile on perils past.
- 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

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

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

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

Love rules the court, the camp, the grove,
And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven,
and heaven is love.
- Walter Scott

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

To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and
perfection of our natures,
is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
- 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

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
- Walter Scott

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

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it.
Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student,
centuries afterwards, who treasures it.
- 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.
- Walter Scott

We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.
- Walter Scott

Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
- 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

If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise,
it is all over.
Bolt up at once.
- Walter Scott

'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming,
and look brighter when we come.
- Walter Scott

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

Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
- Walter Scott

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

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

What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.
- Walter Scott

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

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

Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage
on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.
- Walter Scott

To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.
- Walter Scott

The half hour between waking and rising has all my
life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention...
It was always when I first opened my eyes that the
desired ideas thronged upon me.
- 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

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action,
and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of
those mean observances of paltry decorum,
in which men steal through existence,
like sluggish waters through a marsh,
without either honor or observation.
- Walter Scott

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin -
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not what you don't know that kills you,
it's what you know for sure that ain't true.
- Mark Twain

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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