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107 Famous Quotes by Sir Walter Scott

'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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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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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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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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A coward calls himself cautious, a miser thrifty.

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

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An old man at school is a contemptible and ridiculous object.

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

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As long as the Fates permit, live cheerfully.

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

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As many servants so many enemies.

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

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Bear in mind that you commit a crime by injuring even a wicked brother.

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

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Busily engaged in doing nothing. [A squirrel in a cage.]

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

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Concealed anger is to be feared; but hatred openly manifested destroys its chance of revenge.

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

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Crime oft recoils upon the author's head.

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

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Crime requires further crime to conceal it.

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

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Death falls heavily on that man who, known too well to others, dies in ignorance of himself.

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

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Do you desire not to be angry? Be not inquisitive. He who inquires what is said of him only works out his own misery.

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

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Every cock fights best on his own dunghill.

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

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Everything in art is but a copy of nature.

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

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Extreme remedies are never the first to be resorted to.

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

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