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Letter "W" » Walter Savage Landor Quotes
«Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.»
«People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.»
«We talk on principle, but we act on interest»
«The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.»
«Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.»
«A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.»
«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.»
Author: Walter Savage Landor
, bad blood
, breaking point
, draw away
, hard pressed
, wear away
«Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!»
«Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in excess»
«Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age»