Walter Scott

Walter Scott is a stunt performer and an actor.

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A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer.
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!
Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,Who never to himself hath said,This is my own, my native land!Whose heart hath neer within him burnd,As home his footsteps he hath turnd,From wandering on a foreign strand!
But search the land of living men,
Wher wilst thou find their like again.
If you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life - if you cannot look back to those whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection, still it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty; for your active excretions are due not only to society; but in humble gratitude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to save yourself and others.
Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.
Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man's heart through half the year.

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