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107 Famous Quotes by Sir Walter Scott

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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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!

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

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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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For monarchs seldom sigh in vain.

Royalty Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Marmion (canto V, st. 9)

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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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The summer dawn's reflected hue To purple changed Lock Katrine blue, Mildly and soft the western breeze Just kiss'd the lake, just stirr'd the trees, And the pleased lake, like maiden coy, Trembled but dimpled not for joy.

Summer Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto III, st. 2)

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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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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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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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And honeysuckle loved to crawl Up the low crag and ruin'd wall.

Honeysuckles Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Marmion (canto III, introduction)

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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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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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What skilful limner e'er would choose To paint the rainbow's varying hues, Unless to mortal it were given To dip his brush in dyes of heaven?

Rainbows Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: Marmion (canto VI, st. 5)

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Loud o'er my head though awful thunders roll, And vivid lightnings flash from pole to pole, Yet 'tis Thy voice, my God, that bids them fly, Thy arm directs those lightnings through the sky. Then let the good Thy mighty name revere, And hardened sinners Thy just vengeance fear.

Storms Quotes, by Sir Walter Scott , Source: On a Thunderstorm, written at the age of twelve, found in Lockhart's "Life of Scott", vol. I, ch. II

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