Walter Savage Landor Quotes

Walter Savage Landor Quotes: Every great writer is a writer of history, let him treat on almost any subject he may.
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Walter Savage Landor Quote: 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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Quotes about Walter Savage Landor: Religion is the eldest sister of philosophy: on whatever subjects they may differ, it is unbecoming in either to quarrel, and most so about their inheritance.
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Quote about Walter Savage Landor: Avoid, which many grave men have not done, words taken from sacred subjects and from elevated poetry: these we have seen vilely prostituted. Avoid too the society of the barbarians who misemploy them.
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Walter Savage Landor Sayings: Truth is a point, the subtlest and finest; harder than adamant; never to be broken, worn away, or blunted. Its only bad quality is, that it is sure to hurt those who touch it; and likely to draw blood, perhaps the life blood, of those who press earnestly upon it.
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Walter Savage Landor Saying: Sculpture and painting are moments of life; poetry is life itself.
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Sayings about Walter Savage Landor: Was genius ever ungrateful? Mere talents are dry leaves, tossed up and down by gusts of passion, and scattered and swept away; but, Genius lies on the bosom of Memory, and Gratitude at her feet.
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Saying about Walter Savage Landor: Justice is often pale and melancholy; but Gratitude, her daughter, is constantly in the flow of spirits and the bloom of loveliness.
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Walter Savage Landor Quotes: Ah what avails the sceptred race, Ah what the form divine! What every virtue, every grace! Rose Aylmer, all were thine. Rose Aylmer, whom these wakeful eyes May weep, but never see, A night of memories and of sighs I consecrate to thee.
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Walter Savage Landor Quote: Wise or unwise, who doubts for a moment that contentment is the cause of happiness? Yet the inverse is true: we are contented because we are happy, and not happy because we are contented. Well-regulated minds may be satisfied with a small portion of happiness; none can be happy with a small portion of content.
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Quotes about Walter Savage Landor: We enter our studies, and enjoy a society which we alone can bring together. We raise no jealousy by conversing with one in preference to another; we give no offence to the most illustrious by questioning him as long as we will, and leaving him as abruptly. Diversity of opinion raises no tumult in our presence: each interlocutor stands before us, speaks or is silent, and we adjourn or decide the business at our leisure.
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Quote about Walter Savage Landor: Kings play at war unfairly with republics; they can only lose some earth, and some creatures they value as little, while republics lose in every soldier a part of themselves.
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Walter Savage Landor Sayings: It has been my fortune to love in general those men most who have thought most differently from me, on subjects wherein others pardon no discordance. I think I have no more right to be angry with a man, whose reason has followed up a process different from what mine has, and is satisfied with the result, than with one who has gone to Venice while I am at Siena, and who writes to me that he likes the place.
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Walter Savage Landor Saying: A great man knows the value of greatness; he dares not hazard it, he will not squander it.
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Sayings about Walter Savage Landor: Every good writer has much idiom; it is the life and spirit of language.
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Saying about Walter Savage Landor: We are poor, indeed, when we have no half-wishes left us. The heart and the imagination close the shutters the instant they are gone.
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Walter Savage Landor Quotes: Next in criminality to him who violates the laws of his country, is he who violates the language.
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