Quotes by Walter Scott

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

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

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

Success – keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

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

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

Look back, and smile on perils past.

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 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.