Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
More Quotes from Walter Scott:Who o'er the herd would wish to reign, Fantastic, fickle, fierce, and vain Vain as the leaf upon the stream, And fickle as a changeful dream Fantastic as a woman's mood, And fierce as Frenzy's fever'd blood. Thou many-headed monster thing, Oh who would wish to be thy king.
There is a southern proverb fine words butter no parsnips.
Vacant heart, and hand, and eye, Easy live and quiet die.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
No pale gradations quench his ray, No twilight dews his wrath allay.
When Prussia hurried to the field, And snatch'd the spear, but left the shield.
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