Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.
Quote by Walter Savage Landor
Walter Savage Landor Quotes
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife.
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats...
Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion...
No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the...
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife; Nature I loved, and, next...
Delay in justice is injustice.
The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make...
The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and...
We talk on principle, but we act on interest
People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
Consult duty not events.
Of all failures, to fail in a witticism is the worst, and the mishap is...
There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer.
Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A...
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.