Walter Scott Sayings and Quotes

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


Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.      

Walter Scott

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

Walter Scott

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

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

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

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Her blue eyes sought the west afar, for lovers love the western star.     

Walter Scott

When dark December glooms the day, and takes our autumn joys away.     

Walter Scott

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

Walter Scott

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

Walter Scott

It's no fish ye're buying, it's men's lives.     

Walter Scott

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

Walter Scott

Vengeance to God alone belongs; But, when I think of all my wrongs My blood is liquid flame!     

Walter Scott

The faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.     

Walter Scott

The man who is deserving the name is the one whose thoughts and exertions are for others rather than for himself.     

Walter Scott

Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening     

Walter Scott

That day of wrath, that dreadful day. When heaven and earth shall pass away.     

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For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.     

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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

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

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How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.     

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Meat eaten without either mirth or music is ill of digestion.     

Walter Scott

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

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The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, and doubly shall go down to the vile dust from whence sprung from unwept, unhonored and unsung.     

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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

And the pleased lake, like maiden coy, / Trembled but dimpled not for joy; / The mountain shadows on her breast / Were neither broken nor at rest;     

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Thus up the margin of the lake, / Between the precipice and the brake, / O'er stock and rock their race they take.     

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

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This world is a dream within a dream; and as we grow older, each step is an awakening.     

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

I must admit that at one point in my life I get jealous over nothing and it causes me sleepless night.     

Walter Scott