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107 Famous Quotes by Sir Walter Scott

There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it.

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Fortunes of Nigel (ch. 35)

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The rose is fairest when 'tis budding new, And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears; The rose is sweetest wash'd with morning dew, And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears.

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto IV)

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The rose is fairest when 'tis budding new.

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto IV)

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

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Marmion (canto VI, st. 17)

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After a bad harvest sow again. [Yield not to difficulties.]

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Rob Roy (ch. XXIV)

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Do what you should, not what you may.

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Rob Roy (ch. XXIV)

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But with the morning cool repentance came.

Repentance Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Rob Roy (ch. XII)

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Where's the coward that would not dare To fight for such a land?

Patriotism Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Marmion (canto IV, st. 30)

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Contentions fierce, Ardent, and dire, spring from no petty cause.

Contention Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Peveril of the Peak (ch. XL)

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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.

Life Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott

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Vengeance, deep-brooding o'er the slain, Had locked the source of softer woe, And burning pride and high disdain Forbade the rising tear to flow

Vengeance Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott

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Vengeance to God alone belongs; But, when I think of all my wrongs My blood is liquid flame!

Revenge Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Marmion (canto Vi, st. 7)

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A foot more light, a step more true, Ne'er from the heath-flower dashed the dew.

Footsteps Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto I, st. 18)

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'Tis an old tale, and often told; But did my fate and wish agree, Ne'er had been read, in story old, Of maiden true betray'd for gold, That loved, or was avenged, like me!

Revenge Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Marmion (canto II, st. 27)

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Scared out of his seven senses.

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Rob Roy (ch. XXIV)

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My foot is on my native heath, and my name is MacGregor.

Love of country Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Rob Roy (ch. XXXIV)

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Necessity--thou best of peacemakers, As well as surest prompter of invention.

Necessity Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Peveril of the Peak (heading of ch. XXVI)

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Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.

Discretion Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott

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Heap on more wood! the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.

Poems Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott

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You whirled them to the back of beyont.

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Antiquary

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Where lives the man that has not tried, How mirth can into folly glide, And folly into sin!

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Bridal of Triermain (canto I, st. 21)

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Time rolls his ceaseless course.

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto III, st. 1)

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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!

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lay of the Last Ministrel (canto VI, st. 1)

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In man's most dark extremity Oft succor dawns from Heaven.

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lord of the Isles (canto I, st. 20)

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Hard toil can roughen form and face, And want call quench the eye's bright grace.

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Marmion (canto I, st. 28)

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