Walter Savage Landor Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old walter savage landor quotes, walter savage landor sayings, and walter savage landor proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


What is reading but silent conversation?     

Walter Savage Landor

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.     

Walter Savage Landor

There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer.     

Walter Savage Landor

Delay in justice is injustice.     

Walter Savage Landor

A good cook is the peculiar gift of the gods. He must be a perfect creature from the brain to the palate, from the palate to the finger's end.     

Walter Savage Landor

There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer.     

Walter Savage Landor

Cruelty is the highest pleasure to the cruel man; it is his love.     

Walter Savage Landor

Belief in the future life is the appetite of reason.     

Walter Savage Landor

Authors are like cattle going to a fair: those of the same field can never move on without butting one another.     

Walter Savage Landor

Every witticism is an inexact thought; that which is perfectly true is imperfectly witty.     

Walter Savage Landor

Politeness is not always a sign of wisdom; but the want of it always leaves room for a suspicion of folly, if folly and imprudence are the same.     

Walter Savage Landor

There is only one word of tenderness we could say, which we have not said oftentimes before ; and there is no consolation in it. The happy never say, and never hear said, farewell.     

Walter Savage Landor

Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in excess.     

Walter Savage Landor

Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.     

Walter Savage Landor

It is delightful to kiss the eyelashes of the beloved--is it not? But never so delightful as when fresh tears are on them.     

Walter Savage Landor

How delightful it is to see a friend after a length of absence! How delightful to chide him for that length of absence to which we owe such delight.     

Walter Savage Landor

Merit has rarely risen of itself, but a pebble or a twig is often quite sufficient for it to spring from to the highest ascent. There is usually some baseness before there is any elevation.     

Walter Savage Landor

One single feather crushes the whole swarm.     

Walter Savage Landor

There is a mountain and a wood between us, / Where the lone shepherd and late bird have seen us / Morning and noon and eventide repass. / Between us now the mountain and the wood / Seem standing darker than last year they stood, / And say we must not cross--alas! alas!     

Walter Savage Landor

Cruelty on most occasions is like the wind, boisterous in itself, and exciting a murmur and bustle in all the things it moves among.     

Walter Savage Landor