Sir Walter Scott Quotes

To always be intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it – this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed. Sir Walter Scott

Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott

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. Sir Walter Scott

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude. Sir Walter Scott

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary. Sir Walter Scott

Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer. Sir Walter Scott

Affection can withstand very severe storms of vigour, but not a long polar frost of indifference. Sir Walter Scott

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect. Sir Walter Scott

Tis plain that there is not in nature a point of stability to be found: everything either ascends or declines. When wars are ended abroad, sedition begins at home, and when men are freed from fighting for necessity, they quarrel through ambition. Sir Walter Scott

Nothing is more the child of art than a garden. Sir Walter Scott