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Walter Scott

Dátum narodenia: 15. august 1771
Dátum úmrtia: 21. september 1832

Walter Scott bol škótsky historický románopisec, dramatik a básnik.

„Mačky sú tajomné bytosti - v ich mysliach je vždy viac, ako si dokážeme predstaviť.“

„Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell.“ The Heart of Mid-Lothian

„All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.“

„Oh, what a tangled web we weave... when first we practice to deceive.“ Marmion

„Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, and men below, and the saints above, for love is heaven, and heaven is love.“

„For he that does good, having the unlimited power to do evil, deserves praise not only for the good which he performs, but for the evil which he forbears.“ Ivanhoe

„Cats are a mysterious kind of folk.“

„Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.“

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

„Many a law, many a commandment have I broken, but my word never.“

„Fight on, brave knights! Man dies, but glory lives! Fight on; death is better than defeat! Fight on brave knights! for bright eyes behold your deeds!“

„We are like the herb which flourisheth most when trampled upon“ Ivanhoe

„Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive“ Marmion

„I have heard men talk about the blessings of freedom," he said to himself, "but I wish any wise man would teach me what use to make of it now that I have it.“ Ivanhoe

„The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me?“

„Chivalry!---why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection---the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant ---Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword.“ Ivanhoe

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