Sir Walter Scott Quotes
Sir Walter Scott
Scottish author & novelist (1771 - 1832)
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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.
Categorized under Adversity
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
Categorized under Deceit
To all, to each, a fair good-night, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
Categorized under Dreams
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.
Categorized under Family
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Categorized under Love
He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.
Categorized under Success
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!
Categorized under Words
Oh, the tangled webs we weave When we practice to deceive.
Oh, what tangled webs we weave, When we first practice to deceive.
Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!
To all, to each, a fair good night,
And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
And come he slow, or come he fast,
It is but death who comes at last.
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.