WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR QUOTES

English writer and poet (1775-1864)

Walter Savage Landor quote

A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.

WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR, Imaginary Conversations

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Death stands above me, whispering low
I know not what into my ear:
Of his strange language all I know
Is, there is not a word of fear.

WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR, Death Stands above Me, Whispering Low

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A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.

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Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend: such nails are then thrown into the dust or into the furnace.

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What is reading but silent conversation.

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Patience, piety, and salutary knowledge spring up and ripen under the harrow of affliction; before there is wine or oil, the grape must be trodden and the oil pressed.

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Friendship is a vase, which, when it is flawed by heat, or violence, or accident, may as well be broken at once; it can never be trusted after.

WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR, The Book of Friendship

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The flame of anger, bright and brief,
Sharpens the barb of Love.

WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR, Tell Me Not Things Past all Belief

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I warmed both hands before the fire of Life;
It sinks, and I am ready to depart.

WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR, I Strove with None, for None was Worth My Strife

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Delay of justice is injustice.

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Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry: on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose ; and neither fan nor burned feather can bring her to herself again.

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As we sometimes find one thing while we are looking for another, so, if truth escaped me, happiness and contentment fell in my way.

WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR, Pericles and Aspasia

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Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.

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Every sect is a moral check on its neighbor. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.

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Even the wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face of the same colour.

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My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.

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Ambition is but Avarice on stilts and masked.

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This is the pleasantest part of life. Oblivion throws her light coverlet over our infancy; and, soon after we are out of the cradle we forget how soundly we had been slumbering, and how delightful were our dreams. Toil and pleasure contend for us almost the instant we rise from it: and weariness follows whichever has carried us away. We stop awhile, look around us, wonder to find we have completed the circle of existence, fold our arms, and fall asleep again.

WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR, Pericles and Aspasia

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An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof. If you reject it you are unhappy, if you accept it you are undone.

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Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in its excess.

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