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107 Famous Quotes by Sir Walter Scott

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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A friend always loves, but he who loves is not always a friend.

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

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Caution comes too late when we are in the midst of evils.

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

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Consider an enemy may become a friend.

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

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

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He is most powerful who governs himself.

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

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I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as 'twas said to me.

Rumor Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel (canto II, st. 22)

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I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as 'twas said to me.

Story telling Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel (canto II, st. 22)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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With a smile on her lips, and a tear in her eye.

Proverbs Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Marmion (canto V, st. 12)

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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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Scared out of his seven senses.

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

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He, who will not pardon others, must not himself expect pardon.

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

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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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