Best quotes by the English Poet Walter Savage Landor

People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
  • Goals

What is reading, but silent conversation.
  • Reading

We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
  • Gratitude

We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier.
  • Happiness

We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
  • Motivational

My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.
  • Thought

I strove with none; for none was worth my strife.
  • Fight

In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
  • Politics

No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
  • Work

Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.
  • Absence

O what a thing is age! Death without death's quiet.
  • Age

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
  • Anger

The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
  • Authors

Consult duty not events.
  • Duty

A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.
  • Justice

Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present.
  • Future

Great men always pay deference to greater.
  • Greatness

We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.
  • Happiness

There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.
  • Humanity

Wrong is but falsehood put in practice.
  • Right

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
  • Worth

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

Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.
  • Poetry

Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.
  • begin

Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.
  • Argument

I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
  • Death

A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
  • Solitude

Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to think himself wiser than the wisest who think differently from him.
  • calls

We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
  • happiness

Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.
  • bad

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
  • ambition

Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!
  • ambition

The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face the same colour.
  • become

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