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SIR WALTER SCOTT
Scottish novelist, poet and historian
(1771 - 1832)
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Hope and fear alternate chase
  Our course through life's uncertain race.
      - [Hope]

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like the aged man reclining under the shadow of the oak which he has planted.
      - [Parents]

If a faultless poem could be produced, I am satisfied it would tire the critics themselves; and annoy the whole reading world with the spleen.
      - [Critics]

In love quarrels the party that loves the most is always most willing to acknowledge the greater fault.
      - [Quarrels]

In lover's quarrels, the party that loves most is always most willing to acknowledge the greater fault.
      - [Love]

Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last final awakening.
      - [Death]

It is a great disgrace to religion, to imagine that it is an enemy to mirth and cheerfulness, and a severe exacter of pensive looks and solemn faces.
      - [Religion]

It is more difficult to look upon victory than upon battle.
      - [Victory]

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

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

Just then, as by the tumult riven,
  Poured down at once the lowering heaven.
      - [Proverbs]

Let that flea stick in the wa', when the dirt's dry, it'll rub out.
      - [Proverbs]

Like the last beam of evening thrown on a white cloud, just seen and gone.
      - [Blushes]

Literature is a great staff, but a sorry crutch.
      - [Literature]

Little we heed the tempest drear,
  While music, mirth, and social cheer,
    Speed on their wings the passing year.
      - [Proverbs]

Love is loveliest when embalmed in tears.
      - [Tears]

Love rules the court, the camp, the grove,
  And men below and saints above,
    For love is heaven and heaven is love.
      - [Proverbs]

Love, to her ear, was but a name,
  Combin'd with vanity and shame;
    Her hopes, her fears, her joys, were all
      Bounded within the cloister wall.
      - [Nuns]

Many of our cares are but a morbid way of looking at our privileges.
      - [Worry]

Marry in haste, repent at leisure.
      - [Proverbs]

Meat eaten without either mirth or music is ill of digestion.
      - [Food]

Mellow nuts have the hardest rind.
      - [Food]

Mystery has great charms for womanhood.
      - [Mystery]

No scene of mortal life but teems with mortal woe.
      - [Proverbs]

O mother, mother, what is bliss?
  O mother, what is bale?
    Without my William what were heaven,
      Or with him what were hell?
      - translation of a ballad of Burger's
        [Happiness]


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