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Scotland Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Scotland

Please enjoy these Scotland Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

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I was brought up in Scotland and have always been a country person,
although the town means a great deal to me,
too.
- Susannah York

There's a lot of fantasy about what Scotland is,
and the shortbread tins and that sort of thing.
- Sean Connery

One of the attractive things about being in Scotland
is that we have a very good pipeline of new people
coming into the company from the excellent universities around us.
- David Milne

 

A glass of whisky in Scotland in the thirties cost less than a cup of tea.
- Catherine Helen Spence

I've played in pipe bands in Scotland,
and I've always played guitars and drums and stuff.
- Ewan McGregor

I was born in London, and went to school in Scotland -
I used to be dead tired when I got home at night.
- Norman Wisdom

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My parents were both from Scotland, but had been resident
in Lower Canada some time before their marriage,
which took place in Montreal; and in that city I spent most of my life.
- Maria Monk

The natural barriers between England and Scotland were
not sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon
settlements and kingdoms across the border.
- Goldwin Smith

The Evangelical party in the Church of Scotland will
lay all flat if they be not prevented.
- Edward Irving

There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter.
- Billy Connolly

Only 4 percent of all the companies owned in Scotland
have their head offices in Scotland.
- Sean Connery

I look upon Switzerland as an inferior sort of Scotland.
- Sydney Smith

I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen:
ignorance of theological truth,
and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it.
- Edward Irving

Scotland is the Canada of England!
- Rainn Wilson

But I fear, my lot being cast in Scotland,
that beauty would not be content.
- Anne Boyd

I'm William Wallace, and the rest of you will be spared.
Go back to England and tell them...
Scotland is free!
- William Wallace

I know there's some kind of history to mountain music-like
it came from Ireland or England or Scotland and we kept up the tradition.
- Loretta Lynn

My point is there's a hidden Scotland in anyone who
speaks the Northern Ireland speech.
It's a terrific complicating factor,
not just in Northern Ireland,
but Ireland generally.
- Seamus Heaney

I fell in love with Scotland and made good friends here,
so I stayed after graduating with Honours in Chemistry.
- Steve Blake

My mother's background was Scottish.
She came from an old family, some of whom lived in
upper New York State and some of whom had come over from Scotland.
- Alan Hovhaness

I left Scotland when I was 16 because I had no qualifications
for anything but to join the Navy,
having left school at 13.
- Sean Connery

Without the shepherd's dog, the whole of the open mountainous
land in Scotland would not be worth a sixpence.
- James Hogg

The thing which grieves and oppresses my heart with
respect to poor Scotland,
is the hardness of heart manifest in the levity and
cruelty with which they speak of others.
- Edward Irving

When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking,
I think its nice, very musical and harmonious.
- Sean Connery

It's different in Scotland.
People who come to readings are more interested in literature as such,
but the readership in general is really quite diverse.
It's a cliche, but it's said that people who read my
books don't read any other books,
and you do get that element.
- Irvine Welsh

There's something fundamentally wrong with a system
where there's been 17 years of a Tory Government and
the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years.
That hardly seems democratic.
- Sean Connery

James's expedition to Scotland is wholly imaginary,
though there appears to have been space for it during
Henry's progress to the North to pay his devotions at Beverley Minster.
- Charlotte Mary Yonge

It is time we in Scotland put England in its proper
place and instead of our leaning on England and taking inspiration from her,
we should lean and turn to Europe, for it is there
our future prosperity lies.
- Hugh MacDiarmid

All was well, until I reached the port of Havre.
Three officers with the rank of lieutenant,
whom afterwards I knew to be Scotland Yard men,
came aboard and demanded to see my papers which they took away from me.
- Philip Gibbs

We are also fortunate in being in quite a sheltered environment,
in terms of people moving on to do other things,
because there are relatively few companies in Scotland
that are looking for the skill set that we've developed.
- David Milne

I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording.
England had just beat Scotland in a big football match
and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge,
drunk out of his brain, and I didn't know what to say.
- Andy Partridge

While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural
morality in their mode of conducting their cases,
and preserve their individual character as gentlemen,
there are others who acknowledge no law,
human or divine, but the law of Scotland.
- George Combe

My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere,
so you've just got a keyboard, guitar,
a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that,
if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with
those three things and a voice,
you're on your way.
- Jay Kay

It has long been a fact familiar to geologists,
that, both on the east and west coasts of the central part of Scotland,
there are lines of raised beaches, containing marine
shells of the same species as those now inhabiting the neighbouring sea.
- Charles Lyell

The Navy's paid for you to go through school,
and then they need doctors to go out and take care
of people who are in various different parts of the world.
I decided to pay back my time first as an undersea medical officer.
I was stationed in Scotland.
- Laurel Clark

Iceland, though it lies so far to the north that it
is partly within the Arctic Circle,
is, like Norway, Scotland, and Ireland,
affected by the Gulf Stream, so that considerable portions
of it are quite habitable.
- Harry Johnston

Remember, the Arctic didn't have any ice.
And the Northwest Passage was wide open.
They were raising grapes in Scotland for God sakes,
had a huge winery.
Iceland was a farming community.
As some of the glaciers retreated they found villages
that were covered with ice.
- Don Young

There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid
$50 to get my e-mail address.
It was pretty shocking.
I got one this morning from Scotland.
A girl's requesting a signed photo of me.
- Michael Phelps

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates


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