Walter Scott Quotes

Best 10 Quotes by 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.”

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

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

“Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.”

“Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.”

“We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider every thing as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.”

Ivanhoe Quotes

“The lovers of the chase say that the hare feels more agony during the pursuit of the greyhounds, than when she is struggling in their fangs.”


“We are like the herb which flourisheth most when trampled upon.”


Marmion Quotes

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave... when first we practice to deceive.”


The Heart of Mid-Lothian Quotes

“Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell.”

The Heart of Mid-Lothian

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