Sir Scott Quotes


35 Sir Scott quotes:



"Each age has deemed the new-born year. The fittest time for festal cheer"
"Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer."
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"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, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation."
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Action Quotes Scottish Novelist Quotes
"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"
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Chivalry!---why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection---the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant ---Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword."
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech, and speech is truth"
"He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles."
"All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education."
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Education Quotes Scottish Novelist Quotes
"To all, to each, a fair good-night, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light."
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes Scottish Novelist Quotes
"There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial."
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger; but in being prompt to confront and disarm it."
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Danger Quotes
"The will to do, the soul to dare."
"Court not the critic's smile nor dread his frown"
"A sound head, an honest heart, and an humble spirit are the three best guides through time and to eternity"
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Eternity Quotes
"What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it."
"The consequences of our crimes long survive their commission, and, like the ghosts of the murdered, forever haunt the steps of the malefactor"
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Consequences Quotes
"Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep."
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Desire Quotes Scottish Novelist Quotes
"Cats are mysterious kind of folk - there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of."
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities."
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Attitude Quotes Scottish Novelist Quotes
"Heap on more wood! the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still."
Author: Scott Quotes Category: Christmas Quotes



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