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Walter Savage Landor

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Nothing is pleasanter to me than exploring in a library.

— Walter Savage Landor

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What is reading but silent conversation.

— Walter Savage Landor

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Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.

— Walter Savage Landor

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I strove with none, for none was worth my strife. Nature I loved and, next to Nature, Art: I warm'd both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.

— Walter Savage Landor

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Cats, like men, are flatterers.

— Walter Savage Landor

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Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!

— Walter Savage Landor

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We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.

— Walter Savage Landor

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Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.

— Walter Savage Landor

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Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to think himself wiser than the wisest who think differently from him.

— Walter Savage Landor

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Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in excess.

— Walter Savage Landor

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Landor found Latin useful for expressing things that might otherwise have been “indecent or unattractive” as he put it and as a cover for libellous material. Equally sensitive are his “domestic” poems about his sister and his children. By a succession of bizarre actions he was successively thrown out of Rugby Oxford and from time to time from the family home.

Walter Savage Landor (30 January 1775 – 17 September 1864) was an English writer and poet. His best known works were the prose Imaginary Conversations and the poem Rose Aylmer but the critical acclaim he received from contemporary poets and reviewers was not matched by public popularity.

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