Top 35 Walter Savage Landor Quotes of 2020

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“No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.”

― Walter Savage Landor

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

― Walter Savage Landor

“Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“We talk on principal, but act on motivation.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“Music is God’s gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“The Siren waits thee, singing song for song.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!”

― Walter Savage Landor

“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.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“Consult duty not events.”

― Walter Savage Landor

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

― Walter Savage Landor

“Great men always pay deference to greater.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“We often fancy that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“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 excess.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.”

― Walter Savage Landor

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

― Walter Savage Landor

“The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“A man’s vanity tells him what is honor, a man’s conscience what is justice.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“I strove with none; for none was worth my strife.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“Delay in justice is injustice.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“There is no easy path leading out of life, and few easy ones that lie within it.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to think himself wiser than the wisest who think differently from him.”

― Walter Savage Landor
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