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107 Famous Quotes by Sir Walter Scott

It is the fault of youth that it cannot restrain its own impetuosity.

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

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Let ease and rest at times be given to the weary.

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

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Let him who has granted a favour speak not of it; let him who has received one, proclaim it.

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

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Jock, when he hae naething else to do, ye may be aye sticking in a tree; it will be growing, Jock, when ye're sleeping.

Growth Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Heart of Midlothian (ch. VIII)

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Profan'd the God-given strength, and marr'd the lofty line.

Strength Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Marmion--Introduction (canto I)

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Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.

Glory Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Old Mortality (ch. XXXIV, introductory stanza), discovered in "The Bee", Edinburgh, Oct. 12, 1791, s

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St. Leon raised his kindling eye, And lifts the sparkling cup on high; "I drink to one," he said, "Whose image never may depart, Deep graven on this grateful heart, Till memory be dead." . . . . St. Leon paused, as if he would Not breathe her name in careless mood Thus lightly to another; Then bent his noble head, as though To give the word the reverence due, And gently said, "My mother!"

Toasts Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Knight's Toast

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

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

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Some feelings are to mortals given, With less of earth in them than heaven.

Feeling Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto II, st. 22)

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Land of my sires! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band That knits me to thy rugged strand!

Love of country Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel (canto VI, st. 2)

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

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

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Within that awful volume lies The mystery of mysteries! Happiest they of human race, To whom God has granted grace To read, to fear, to hope, to pray, To lift the latch, and force the way: And better had they ne'er been born, Who read to doubt, or read to scorn.

Scripture Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Monastery (vol. 1, ch. XII)

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Delightful praise!--like summer rose, That brighter in the dew-drop glows, The bashful maiden's cheek appear'd, For Douglas spoke, and Malcolm heard.

Praise Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto II, st. 24)

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

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

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It [true love] is the secret sympathy, The silver link, the silken tie, Which heart to heart, and mind to mind In body and in soul can bind.

Sympathy Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel (canto V, st. 13)

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O Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child! Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my sires! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band, That knits me to thy rugged strand!

Scotland Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel (canto VI, st. 2)

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Haste, holy Friar, Haste, ere the sinner shall expire! Of all his guilt let him be shriven, And smooth his path from earth to heaven!

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

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Forward and frolic glee was there, The will to do, the soul to dare.

Merriment Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto I, st. 21)

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

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

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In listening mood she seemed to stand, The guardian Naiad of the strand.

Listening Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto I, st. 17)

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England was merry England, when Old Christmas brought his sports again. 'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale; A Christmas gambol oft could cheer The poor man's heart through half the year.

Christmas Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Marmion (canto VI, introduction)

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The play bill which is said to have announced the tragedy of Hamlet, the character of the Prince of Denmark being left out.

Acting Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Talisman (prologue), part of the Tales of the Crusaders

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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.

Navigation Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Kenilworth (ch. XVII, verses at head of chapter)

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And let our barks across the pathless flood Hold different courses.

Ships Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Kenilworth (ch. XXIX, introductory verses)

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Like the dew on the mountain, Like the foam on the river, Like the bubble on the fountain, Thou are gone, and for ever!

Loss Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto III, st. 16)

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