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


  2. The will to do, the soul to dare.


  3. If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once.


  4. Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!




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


  6. Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.


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


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


  9. Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.


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


  11. Come he slow or come he fast. It is but death who comes at last.


  12. Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.


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

    • death

  14. Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.

    • death

  15. Ridicule often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.


  16. But with morning cool repentance came.


  17. For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.


  18. Look back, and smile on perils past.


  19. Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer.


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


  21. Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love.


  22. Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.


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


  24. Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!


  25. When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.


  26. Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.


  27. It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.

    • bravery

  28. He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.


  29. Then, wearied by the uncertainty and difficulties with which each scheme appeared to be attended, he bent up his mind to the strong effort of shaking off his love, like dew-drops from the lion's mane, and resuming those studies and that career of life which his unrequited affection had so long and so fruitlessly interrupted. In this last resolution he endeavoured to fortify himself by every argument which pride, as well as reason, could suggest.


  30. Sordid selfishness does contract and narrow our benevolence, and cause us, like serpents, to infold ourselves within ourselves, and to turn out our stings to the entire world besides.



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What are the best life quotes by Walter Scott?


    Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim. One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.


    The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me.


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


    One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.

    • age

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What are the best death quotes by Walter Scott?


    Come he slow or come he fast. It is but death who comes at last.

    • death

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

    • death

    Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.

    • death

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What are the best success quotes by Walter Scott?


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

    • business

    For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

    • attitude

    Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.

    • asleep

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What are the best love quotes by Walter Scott?


    Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love.

    • below

    Then, wearied by the uncertainty and difficulties with which each scheme appeared to be attended, he bent up his mind to the strong effort of shaking off his love, like dew-drops from the lion's mane, and resuming those studies and that career of life which his unrequited affection had so long and so fruitlessly interrupted. In this last resolution he endeavoured to fortify himself by every argument which pride, as well as reason, could suggest.

    • unrequited

    Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, and men below, and the saints above, for love is heaven, and heaven is love.


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What are the best mind quotes by Walter Scott?


    Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.

    • poetry

    Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.

    • asleep

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Credit is like a looking-glass, which when once sullied by a breath, may be wiped clear again; but if once cracked can never be repaired.


To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.


Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, and men below, and the saints above, for love is heaven, and heaven is love.

  • love

He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.




One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honour or observation.


There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.


The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.

  • adversity

To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.


'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come.


Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung.

  • selfishness

There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.


O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!


One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.


If you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life -- if you cannot look back to those whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection, still it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty; for your active excretions are due not only to society; but in humble gratitude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to save yourself and others.


The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.


Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim. One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.

  • age

As good play for nothing, you know, as work for nothing.


I cannot tell how the truth may be;I say the tale as 'twas said to me.


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.


'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man's heart through half the year.


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

  • discretion

The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me.

  • between

A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.


Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,Who never to himself hath said,This is my own, my native land!Whose heart hath neer within him burnd,As home his footsteps he hath turnd,From wandering on a foreign strand!


One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.

  • age

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