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Sir Walter Scott Quotes

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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.

~ Sir Walter Scott

Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.

~ Sir Walter Scott

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

~ Sir Walter Scott

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.

~ Sir Walter Scott

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

~ Sir Walter Scott

It is more than probable that the average man could, with no injury to his health, increase his efficiency fifty percent.

~ Sir Walter Scott

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.

~ Sir Walter Scott

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

~ Sir Walter Scott

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

~ Sir Walter Scott

Let ease and rest at times be given to the weary.

~ Sir Walter Scott

- Rob Roy (ch. XXIV)

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