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Walter Savage Landor Quotes

(1775-1864), British Poet, Essayist

Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.

Category: Absence

O what a thing is age! Death without death's quiet.

Category: Age And Aging

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.

Category: Anger

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.

Category: Argument

What is reading, but silent conversation.

Category: Books And Reading

No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.

Category: Busyness

I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.

Category: Death And Dying

Consult duty not events.

Category: Duty

Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present.

Category: Future

People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.

Category: Goals

Great men always pay deference to greater.

Category: Greatness

We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier.

Category: Happiness

We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.

Category: Happiness

There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.

Category: Humankind

We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.

Category: Ingratitude