65 Scarlet Quotes On Success In Life

These scarlet quotes will inspire you. Scarlet is a bright red color, sometimes with a slightly orange tinge.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging scarlet quotes, scarlet sayings, and scarlet proverbs.

Best Scarlet Quotes

  1. “When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.” ~ Hilaire Belloc
  2. “If I make the lashes dark And the eyes more bright And the lips more scarlet, Or ask if all be right From mirror after mirror, No vanity’s displayed: I’m looking for the face I had Before the world was made.” ~ William Butler Yeats
  3. “There is certainly a red for everyone.” ~ Christian Dior , Scarlet quotes red
  4. “Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart!” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

  5. “It is to the credit of human nature, that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates. Hatred, by a gradual and quiet process, will even be transformed to love, unless the change be impeded by a continually new irritation of the original feeling of hostility.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  6. “It is to the credit of human nature that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  7. “A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  8. “History could pass for a scarlet text, its jot and title graven red in human blood.” ~ Eldridge Cleaver

  9. “She had wandered, without rule or guidance, into a moral wilderness… Her intellect and heart had their home, as it were, in desert places, where she roamed as freely as the wild Indian in his woods… The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers—stern and wild ones—and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  10. “She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  11. “But there is a fatality, a feeling so irresistible and inevitable that it has the force of doom, which almost invariably compels human beings to linger around and haunt, ghost-like, the spot where some great and marked event has given the colour to their lifetime; and, still the more irresistibly, the darker the tinge that saddens it.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  12. “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  13. “A bodily disease which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  14. “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  15. “No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  16. “Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

  17. “In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  18. “I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. […] It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. […] It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. “I can’t go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands.” ~ Margaret Mitchell
  20. “They say that genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains,” he remarked with a smile. “It’s a very bad definition, but it does apply to detective work.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  21. “But she named the infant “Pearl,” as being of great price-purchased with all she had-her mother’s only treasure!” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  22. “Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  23. “I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  24. “But this had been a sin of passion, not of principle, nor even purpose.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

  25. “You see, but you do not observe.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  26. “Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  27. “Up to 90% of the total decline in the death rate of children between 1860-1965 because of whooping cough, scarlet fever, diphtheria, and measles occurred before the introduction of immunisations and antibiotics.” ~ Archie Kalokerinos
  28. “I took a day to search for God, And found Him not. But as I trod By rocky ledge, through woods untamed, Just where one scarlet lily flamed, I saw His foot print in the sod.” ~ Bliss Carman

  29. “… the people who, in spite of the bonds of sin which fetter them and hinder them (by constraint and by inciting them to new sins), come to Him, our Savior, with perfect repentance for tormenting Him, who despise all the strength of the fetters of sin and force themselves to break their bonds ? such people at last actually appear before the face of God made whiter than snow by His grace. ‘Come, says the Lord: Though your sins be as scarlet, I will make them whiter than snow’ (Isa. 1:18).” ~ Seraphim of Sarov
  30. “Their errors have been weighed and found to have been dust in the balance; if their sins were as scarlet, they are now white as snow: they have been washed in the blood of the mediator and the redeemer, Time.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
  31. “I’ve walked these streets, in a carnival of sights to see. All the cheap thrill seekers, the vendors & the dealers, they crowded around me. Have I been blind? Have I been lost, inside myself and my own mind? Hypnotized, mesmerized, by what my eyes have seen? I’ve walked these streets, in a spectacle of wealth & poverty. In the diamond market, the scarlet welcome carpet that they just rolled out for me.” ~ Natalie Merchant
  32. “It’s like scarlet fever: one has to get it over.” “Then one should invent a way of inoculating love, like vaccination.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

  33. “It was one of those sumptuous days when the world is full of autumn muskiness and tangy, crisp perfection: vivid blue sky, deep green fields, leaves in a thousand luminous hues. It is a truly astounding sight when every tree in a landscape becomes individual, when each winding back highway and plump hillside is suddenly and infinitely splashed with every sharp shade that nature can bestow – flaming scarlet, lustrous gold, throbbing vermilion, fiery orange.” ~ Bill Bryson
  34. “Oh confound that gray-and-scarlet suit!” Sophie said. “I refuse to believe that I was the one that got caught with it!” ~ Diana Wynne Jones
  35. “Scarlet and Wolf are saying gushy things in the galley,” Iko said. “Normally I like gushy things, but its different when its real people. I prefer the net dramas.” ~ Marissa Meyer
  36. “Don’t hide behind the Constitution or the Bible. If you’re against gay marriage, just be honest, put a scarlet ‘H’ on your shirt, and say, ‘I am a homophobe!'” ~ Henry Rollins

  37. “Then he crouches down behind it, motions for Tess and me to sit down, and begins unbuttoning his vest. I blush scarlet and thank every god in the world for the darkness surrounding us. “I’m not cold and I’m not bleeding,” I say to him. “Keep your clothes on.” The boy looks at me. I would’ve expected his bright eyes to look dimmer in the night, but instead they seem to reflect the light coming from the windows above us. He’s amused. “Who said anything about you , sweetheart?” ~ Marie Lu
  38. “The morns are meeker than they were,
    The nuts are getting brown;
    The berry’s cheek is plumper,
    The rose is out of town.
    The maple wears a gayer scarf,
    The field a scarlet gown.
    Lest I should be old-fashioned,
    I’ll put a trinket on.” ~ Emily Dickinson
  39. “And far and wide, in a scarlet tide, The poppy’s bonfire spread.” ~ Bayard Taylor
  40. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” ~ Isaiah

  41. “That’s definitely true! It was before my father died, so I can’t attribute it to an obsession with death. When I was seven, I loved those old Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone. The Scarlet Claw was one of my faves. And I loved all the Halloween’s and that film about the haunted house… Burnt Offerings, with Oliver Reed. Every birthday party was a slumber party and we’d watch horror films.” ~ Cate Blanchett
  42. “Twitter is sort of version of labeling, except with 140 characters instead of a labelmaker. It’s the way of calling things out for what they are, wearing badges. Twitter is like the new Scarlet Letter.” ~ Carrie Brownstein , Scarlet quotes letter
  43. “Autumn arrives like a warrior with the stain of blood upon his brazen mail. His crimson scarf is rent. His scarlet banner drips with gore. His step is like a flail upon the threshing floor.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  44. “It is impossible to believe the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure, classic beauty that can be produced by a man, an animal, and a piece of scarlet serge draped over a stick.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  45. “I have tons of rescuing fantasies based on the movies I saw when I was growing up. I wanted to be Robin Hood and the Three Musketeers and the Scarlet Pimpernel.” ~ Harold Ramis
  46. “We leave Scarlet Witch without a home, without a family, and she ends up creating a surrogate family within the Avengers and making a decision to be a part of the team. I think a lot of that has to do with what Jeremy’s character – like his attitude towards her and the speech he gives her at the end of the film. So we pick up with her having started a new life, but still trying to figure out what her abilities are and if using them causes greater good or greater damage.” ~ Elizabeth Olsen
  47. “Along the avenue of cypresses,
    All in their scarlet cloaks and surplices
    Of linen, go the chanting choristers,
    The priests in gold and black, the villagers. . . .” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  48. “It loves more readily than it hates.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

  49. “If any has stumbled in his journey, there is a way back. The process is called repentance. Our Savior died to provide you and me that blessed gift. Though the path is difficult, the promise is real: ‘Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow’ (Isaiah 1:18).” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  50. “September is a sweep of dusky, purple asters, a sumac branch swinging a fringe of scarlet leaves, and the bittersweet scene of wild grapes when I walk down the lane to the mailbox. September is a golden month of mellow sunlight and still clear days. … Small creatures in the grass, as if realizing their days are numbered, cram the night air with sound. Everywhere goldenrod is full out.” ~ Jean Hersey
  51. “The world’s proverb is, “God help the poor, for the rich can help themselves;” but to our mind, it is just the rich who have most need of Heaven’s help. Dives in scarlet is worse off than Lazarus in rags, unless Divine love shall uphold him.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  52. “For Poetry is the wisdom of the blood,That scarlet tree within, which has the powerTo make dull words bud forth and burst in flower.” ~ Osbert Sitwell

  53. “It has never occurred to me before, but this is truly how it is: all of us on earth walk constantly over a seething, scarlet sea of flame, hidden below, in the belly of the earth. We never think of it. But what if the thin crust under our feet should turn into glass and we should suddenly see?” ~ Yevgeny Zamyatin
  54. “The love that loves a scarlet coat Should be more uniform.” ~ Honorius Augustodunensis
  55. “People call me an optimist, but I’m really an appreciator … years ago, I was cured of a badly infected finger with antibiotics when once my doctor could have recommended only a hot water soak or, eventually, surgery…. When I was six years old and had scarlet fever, the first of the miracle drugs, sulfanilamide, saved my life. I’m grateful for computers and photocopiers … I appreciate where we’ve come from.” ~ Julian Simon
  56. “Love was a fever that came along a few years after chicken-pox and measles and scarlet fever.” ~ Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

  57. “In America, the word art has become like the word adultery. It’s this big scarlet letter. When you say you’re an artist, people are like, “Ugh.”” ~ Julie Taymor
  58. “A study in scarlet, eh? Why shouldn’t we use a little art jargon? There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  59. “my mind is a big hunk of irrevocable nothing which touch and taste and smell and hearing and sight keep hitting and chipping with sharp fatal tools in an agony of sensual chisels i perform squirms of chrome and ex -ecute strides of cobalt nevertheless i feel that i cleverly am being altered that i slightly am becoming something a little different, in fact myself hereupon helpless i utter lilac shrieks and scarlet bellowings” ~ e. e. cummings
  60. “lips all crude scarlet, and eyes as absurdly big and round as a child’s good-by kiss.” ~ Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

  61. “Before The World Was Made If I make the lashes dark and the eyes more bright and the lips more scarlet, or ask if all be right from mirror after mirror, no vanity’s displayed: I’m looking for the face I had before the world was made. What if I look upon a man as though on my beloved, and my blood be cold the while and my heart unmoved? Why should he think me cruel or that he is betrayed? I’d have him love the thing that was before the world was made.” ~ William Butler Yeats
  62. “I bet it breaks your heart to have two of your friends pine for me the way they do,” he said proudly. “Luna…and now Scarlet. They can’t keep their hands off of me.” “It’s just because you are foreign to them. It’s like if they went to the zoo and stared at the monkeys. You are the monkey.” ~ Ellen Schreiber
  63. “It was a day as different from other days as dogs are from cats and both of them from chrysanthemums or tidal waves or scarlet fever.” ~ John Steinbeck

  64. “From the first, you enchanted me. You are more than beautiful. You are smart and strong and determined. When I’m with you. I want to be a better man. I want to be worthy of you. I want to provide for you I want to give you the life you deserve. One day, I will. Because I know, deep in my soul, that to part is to die. – Gideon to Scarlet (wedding vows)” ~ Gena Showalter
  65. “It’s Nathaniel Hawthorne Month in English. Poor Nathaniel. Does he know what they’ve done to him? We’re reading The Scarlet Letter one sentence at a time, tearing it up and chewing on its bones. It’s all about SYMBOLISM, says Hairwoman. Every word chosen by Nathaniel, every comma, every paragraph break — these were all done on purpose. To get a decent grade in her class, we have to figure out what he was really trying to say. Why couldn’t he just say what he meant? Would they pin scarlet letters on his chest? B for blunt, S for straightforward?” ~ Laurie Halse Anderson

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