Walter Savage Landor (1775 – 1864) was an English writer, poet, and activist. Although his writings were not well known to the public they were greatly celebrated by his contemporary poets. He often wrote in Latin, partly due to the controversial nature of his works. Best known for his epigrams and idylls, he also wrote beautiful lyric poetry, political tracts, and essays. Of his extensive writings, he is most remembered for his prose work Imaginary Conversations, which consisted of five volumes of dialogs between historical personages.
Quotes by Walter Savage Landor…
The happy never say, and never hear said, farewell.
Consciousness of error is, to a certain extent, a consciousness of understanding, and correction of error is the plainest proof of energy and mastery.
Circumstances are things round about; we are in them, not under them.
We oftener say things because we can say them well, than because they are sound and reasonable.
What is not natively his own falls off and comes to nothing.
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.