"Teach you children poetry it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Walter Scott on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Walter Scott on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Walter Scott on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Walter Scott on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Walter Scott on Robert Frost
"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."