Walter Scott was a renowned Scottish historical novelist, poet and playwright remembered for being the inventor of the historical novel genre. Some of his notable works include Roby Roy, The Fortunes of Nigel, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley and The Heart of Midlothian.
He was born to Anne Rutherford and Walter Scott. He got married to a woman named Charlotte Charpentier (Carpenter) in 1792. The marriage produced four children and ended with Charlotte’s death in 1826.
His 1814 novel Waverley is regarded as one of the most significant books to be published in the nineteenth-century.
As a child, he was left lame after suffering from polio.
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.Walter Scott
A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.Walter Scott
All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.Walter Scott
Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.Walter Scott
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.Walter Scott
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.Walter Scott
It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.Walter Scott
Look back, and smile on perils past.Walter Scott
O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!Walter Scott
One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.Walter Scott
Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.Walter Scott
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.Walter Scott
Teach you children poetry it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.Walter Scott
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.Walter Scott
There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.Walter Scott
To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.Walter Scott
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.Walter Scott
When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.Walter Scott
was a famous Scottish novelist and poet,
who was born on
August 15, 1771. As a person born on this date, Walter Scott is listed in our database as the 17th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 15).
People born on August 15
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Walter Scott is the 464th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Walter Scott's birthday, Walter Scott is the 44th most famous Scottish.
In general, Walter Scott ranks as the 5577th
most popular famous person, and the 155th most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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