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Walter Savage Landor Quotes

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

A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.

Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.

Consult duty not events.

Delay in justice is injustice.

Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to think himself wiser than the wisest who think differently from him.

Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.

Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature.

Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.

Great men always pay deference to greater.

Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.

I strove with none; for none was worth my strife.

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

Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.

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

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.

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

No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.