Walter Scott Quotes

Why should I know Walter Scott?

Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist known for Ivanhoe, Rob Roy and The Lady of the Lake.

Born August 15, 1771
Died September 21, 1832

Books by Walter Scott


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.”

Walter Scott

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

Walter Scott

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

Walter Scott

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

Walter Scott

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

Walter Scott

“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.”

Walter Scott

"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.”

Walter Scott
Ivanhoe

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

Walter Scott
Ivanhoe

"Marmion" Quotes

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

Walter Scott
Marmion

"The Heart of Mid-Lothian" Quotes

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

Walter Scott
The Heart of Mid-Lothian