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"There are five things which no one is able to accomplish in this world: first, to cease growing old when he is growing old; second, to cease being sick; third, to cease dying; fourth, to deny dissolution when there is dissolution; fifth, to deny non-being."
Buddha
Walter Savage Landor Quotes
A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.
Walter Savage Landor

A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
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

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
Walter Savage Landor

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
Walter Savage Landor

Be always displeased at what thou art, if thou desire to attain to what thou art not; for where thou hast pleased thyself, there thou abidest.
Walter Savage Landor

Consult duty not events.
Walter Savage Landor

Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present.
Walter Savage Landor

Great men always pay deference to greater.
Walter Savage Landor

Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.
Walter Savage Landor

I strove with none; for none was worth my strife.
Walter Savage Landor

I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
Walter Savage Landor

In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
Walter Savage Landor

Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.
Walter Savage Landor

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

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

No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
Walter Savage Landor

O what a thing is age! Death without death's quiet.
Walter Savage Landor

People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
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

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

The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
Walter Savage Landor

There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.
Walter Savage Landor

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.
Walter Savage Landor

We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
Walter Savage Landor

We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.
Walter Savage Landor

We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
Walter Savage Landor

We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
Walter Savage Landor

Wrong is but falsehood put in practice.
Walter Savage Landor

Type:
Poet
Date of Birth:
1775-01-30
Year of Death:
1864
Nationality:
English
 

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