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A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
Association
Sir Walter Scott

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Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer.
Adversity
Sir Walter Scott

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Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Ambition
Sir Walter Scott

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As good play for nothing, you know, as work for nothing.
Uncategorised
Sir Walter Scott

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But with morning cool repentance came.
Repentance
Sir Walter Scott

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Come he slow or come he fast. It is but death who comes at last.
Death and Dying
Sir Walter Scott

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Death -- the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
Death and Dying
Sir Walter Scott

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Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
New Year
Sir Walter Scott

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Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
Charm
Sir Walter Scott

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Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.
Death and Dying
Sir Walter Scott

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Look back, and smile at perils past.
Past
Sir Walter Scott

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Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
Alcohol and Alcoholism
Sir Walter Scott

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Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
Deceit
Sir Walter Scott

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Ridicule often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.
Ridicule
Sir Walter Scott

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The faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
Faces
Sir Walter Scott

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The will to do, the soul to dare.
Courage
Sir Walter Scott

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To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.
Impossibility
Sir Walter Scott

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We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.
Responsibility
Sir Walter Scott

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When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.
Loneliness
Sir Walter Scott

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
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