Walter Savage Landor Quotes

There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer.

Politeness is not always a sign of wisdom, but the want of it always leaves room for the suspicion of folly.

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.

No good writer was ever long neglected; no great man overlooked by men equally great. Impatience is a proof of inferior strength, and a destroyer of what little there may be.

We talk on principle, but we act on interest.

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

Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature.

There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.

When the mind loses its feeling for elegance, it grows corrupt and grovelling, and seeks in the crowd what ought to be found at home.

If there were no falsehood in the world, there would be no doubt; if there were no doubt, there would be no inquiry; if no inquiry, no wisdom, no knowledge, no genius.