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Walter Scott Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Walter Scott.

When true friends meet in adverse hour,
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between.
- Sir Walter Scott

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Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring,
you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
- Walter Scott

Success or failure in business is caused more by the
mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
- Walter Scott

'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming,
and look brighter when we come.
- Walter Scott

 

We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.
- Walter Scott

O!
many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant!
And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!
- Walter Scott

To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.
- Walter Scott

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Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
- Walter Scott

One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.
- Walter Scott

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
- Walter Scott

If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise,
it is all over.
Bolt up at once.
- Walter Scott

Love rules the court, the camp, the grove,
And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven,
and heaven is love.
- Walter Scott

Look back, and smile on perils past.
- Walter Scott

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind,
and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
- Walter Scott

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.
- Walter Scott

To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and
perfection of our natures,
is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
- Walter Scott

All men who have turned out worth anything have had
the chief hand in their own education.
- Walter Scott

What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.
- Walter Scott

It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness
and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.
- Walter Scott

Discretion is the perfection of reason,
and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
- Walter Scott

There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters,
as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
- Walter Scott

A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass,
will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
- Walter Scott

To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams,
and slumbers light.
- Walter Scott

Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.
- Walter Scott

Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
- Walter Scott

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
- Walter Scott

Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage
on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.
- Walter Scott

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

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
- Walter Scott

When thinking about companions gone,
we feel ourselves doubly alone.
- Walter Scott

He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit,
He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.
- 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.
- Walter Scott

If a farmer fills his barn with grain,
he gets mice.
If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.
- 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,
in which men steal through existence,
like sluggish waters through a marsh,
without either honor or observation.
- Walter Scott

The half hour between waking and rising has all my
life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention...
It was always when I first opened my eyes that the
desired ideas thronged upon me.
- Walter Scott

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.
- Walter Scott

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin -
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Honor My True Self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Know that your true self,
a spiritual being,
is always perfect.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright


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