Walter Savage Landor Quotes and Quotations
What is reading but silent conversation?
A man's vanity tells him what is honour; a man's conscience what is justice.
States, like men, have their growth, their manhood, their decrepitude, their decay.
Great men too often have greater faults than little men can find room for.
Literature is the effort of man to indemnify himself for the wrongs of his condition.
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
There is no easy path leading out of life, and few are the easy ones that lie within it.
We cannot conquer fate and necessity, yet we can yield to them in such a manner as to be greater than if we could.
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
Friendship may sometimes step a few paces in advance of truth.
As there are some flowers which you should smell but slightly to extract all that is pleasant in them ... so there are some men with whom a slight acquaintance is quite sufficient to draw out all that is agreeable; a more intimate one would be unsafe and unsatisfactory.
The present, like a note in music, is nothing but as it appertains to what is past and what is to come.
We talk on principle, but we act on interest.
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
Men, like snails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
The writings of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
Delay of justice is injustice.