Walter Savage Landor

Walter Savage Landor (30 January 1775 - 17 September 1864) was an English writer and poet. His best known works were the prose Imaginary Conversations, and the poem Rose Aylmer, but the critical acclaim he received from contemporary poets and reviewers was not matched by public popularity. As remarkable as his work was his rumbustious character and lively temperament

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A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.Rate it:
Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.Rate it:
Ambition is but avarice on stilts and masked.Rate it:
Consult duty not events.Rate it:
Great men always pay deference to greater.Rate it:
Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.Rate it:
Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.Rate it:
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.Rate it:
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.Rate it:
No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.Rate it:
O what a thing is age! Death without death's quiet.Rate it:
People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.Rate it:
Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.Rate it:
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.Rate it:
We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier.Rate it:
We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind, since by doing it we make bad men believe they are no worse than others, and we teach the good that they are good in vain.Rate it:
We talk on principle, but we act on interest.Rate it:
Wrong is but falsehood put in practice.Rate it:

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