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 :: 1771-1832, British Novelist, Poet

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Ridicule often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.
~ Sir Walter Scott - [Ridicule]

 

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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.
~ Sir Walter Scott - [Life and Living]

 

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Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
~ Sir Walter Scott - [Poetry and Poets]

 

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The faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
~ Sir Walter Scott - [Faces]

 

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The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
~ Sir Walter Scott - [Aid and Assistance]

 

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The will to do, the soul to dare.
~ Sir Walter Scott - [Courage]

 

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The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
~ Sir Walter Scott - [Adversity]

 

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There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.
~ Sir Walter Scott - [Excellence]

 

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To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.
~ Sir Walter Scott - [Impossibility]

 

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We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.
~ Sir Walter Scott - [Responsibility]

 

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When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.
~ Sir Walter Scott - [Loneliness]

 

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