Sir Walter Scott

The wretch, concentered all in self / living show forth but fair renown / and doubly dying shall go down / to the vile dust from whence he sprung / unwept, unhonoured, unsung. - Sir Walter Scott

Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger; but in being prompt to confront and disarm it. - Sir Walter Scott

A thousand fearful images and dire suggestions glance along the mind when it is moody and discontented with itself. Command them to stand and show themselves, and you presently assert the power of reason over imagination. - Sir Walter Scott

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!  - Sir Walter Scott