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SIR WALTER SCOTT
Scottish novelist, poet and historian
(1771 - 1832)
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Of all the vices drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
      - [Drinking]

Oh! 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.
      - [Slander]

Oh, on that day, that wrathful day,
  When man to judgment wakes front clay,
    Be Thou, O Christ, the sinner's stay,
      Though heaven and earth shall pass away.
      - [Judgment Day]

Oh, woman! in our hours of ease,
  Uncertain, coy, and hard to please.
      - [Proverbs]

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.
      - [Glory]

Or wherefore trace, from what slight cause
  Its source one tyrant passion draws,
    Till mastering all within.
      - [Proverbs]

Profaned the God-given strength, and marr'd the lofty line.
      - [Strength]

Ridicule, the weapon of all others most feared by enthusiasts of every description, and which, from its predominance over such minds, often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.
      - [Ridicule]

See yonder rock from which the fountain gushes; is it less compact of adamant, though waters flow from it? Firm hearts have moister eyes.
      - [Tears]

Sensibility is nature's celestial spring.
      - [Sensibility]

Sleep in peace, and wake in joy.
      - [Sleep]

So still we glide down to the sea
  Of fathomless eternity.
      - [Proverbs]

So--now the danger dared at last,
  Look back and smile at perils past!
      - [Proverbs]

Sordid selfishness doth contract and narrow our benevolence, and cause us, like serpents, to infold ourselves within ourselves, and to turn out our stings to all the world besides.
      - [Selfishness]

Stranger is a holy name.
      - [Strangers]

Strike while the iron is hot.
      - [Opportunity]

Tarred with the same stick.
      - [Proverbs]

Teach self-denial, and make its practice pleasurable, and you create for the world a destiny more sublime than ever issued from the brain of the wildest dreamer.
      - [Sacrifice]

Tears are the softening showers which cause the seed of heaven to spring up in the human heart.
      - [Tears]

The fire, with well-dried logs supplied,
  Went roaring up the chimney wide.
      - [Proverbs]

The harper smiled, well pleased; for ne'er
  Was flatt'ry lost on poet's ear:
    A simple race! they waste their toil
      For the vain tribute of a smile.
      - [Smiles]

The heart-sick faintness of the hope delayed!
      - [Proverbs]

The ire of a despotic king
  Rides forth upon destruction's wing.
      - [Proverbs]

The legendary tablets of the past.
      - [Ruins]

The lover's pleasure, like that of the hunter, is in the chase, and the brightest beauty loses half its merit, as the flower its perfume, when the willing hand can reach it too easily. There must be doubt; there must be difficulty and danger.
      - [Love]


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