Walter Scott was a Scottish biographer, poet, novelist and historian. He earned his degree from Edinburg University of Arts and Law. He devoted his time in exploring the Border country to learn about the world around him. Even the childhood illness that left him lame in one leg couldn't prevent him from producing remarkable works in Scottish literature, mainly Romanticism. His famous works include Waverly, Ivanhoe, Old Mortality, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, The Bride of Lammermoor and The Heart of Midlothian. Scott is known for his remarkable writing. He sketched his characters and plots in such a way that it reflected the lives of ordinary people, whether rich or poor, who got caught up in life-changing violent, dramatic incidents in history. Tolerance and social equality were the major themes of his historical works. He believed that every human being, regardless of his ancestry, class, religion and political views, must live an upright life. He was the first novelist to express the conflicts of opposing cultures. He portrayed kings, soldier, merchants and peasants quite realistically. The 18th century enlightenment had a major influence on Scott's work. Despite believing in social progress, he didn't reject his past traditions. Here are some of the most famous quotes by Sir Walter Scott. Most of Scott's popular quotes are from 'Ivanhoe' and 'The Lay of the Last Minstrel'.