"He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Walter Scott on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Walter Scott on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Walter Scott on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Walter Scott on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Walter Scott on Dalai Lama
"One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name."
"Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer."
"When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone."
"For success, attitude is equally as important as ability."
"Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities."