Walter Savage Landor Quotes

We talk on principle, but we act on interest

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

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

What is reading, but silent conversation.

Walter Savage Landor

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

Walter Savage Landor

A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.

Walter Savage Landor

Delay in justice is injustice.

Walter Savage Landor

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.

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

Literature is the effort of man to indemnify himself for the wrongs of his condition.

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

Familiarities are the aphides that imperceptibly suck out the juice intended for the germ of love.

Walter Savage Landor

A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice

Walter Savage Landor

How sweet and sacred idleness is!

Walter Savage Landor

The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by truth makes it circuitous and conventional

Walter Savage Landor

Familiarities are the aphides that imperceptibly suck out the juices intended for the germ of love.

Walter Savage Landor
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