Quotes by: Walter Savage Landor
We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.
No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.
A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.
The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face the same colour.
There is no easy path leading out of life, and few easy ones that lie within it.
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.
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
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.
My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.
We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.
Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.
Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.