Walter Scott Quotes (295 quotes)
Canto VI, st. 17. - Marmion (1808)
“O, Woman! in our hours of ease,
Uncertain, coy, and hard to please,
And variable as the shade
By the light quivering aspen made;
When pain and anguish wring the brow,
A ministering angel thou!”
Canto VI, st. 30. - Marmion (1808)
“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.”
Guy Mannering, Ch. 37 (1815).
The poetical works of sir Walter Scott. With memoir and critical dissertation (1870 edition)
“He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.”
The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott: Peveril of the peak, St. Ronan's well, Redgauntlet, Tales of the Crusaders (1827 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWalter Scott
Born: August 15, 1771
Died: September 21, 1832 (aged 61)
Occupation: Novelist, poet, lawyer
Bio: Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time.