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Scottish Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Scottish Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Scottish Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“Be happy while you’re living, For you’re a long time dead.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“What may be done at any time will be done at no time.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“Time and tide wait for no man.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“Money is flat and was meant to be piled up.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“Never marry for money. You can borrow it cheaper.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“A penny saved is a penny gained.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“A fool may earn money, but it takes a wise man to keep it.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“A day to come seems longer than a year that’s gone.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“You will never know a man until you do business with him.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“A proud mind and an empty purse grow ill together.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“Understand the boat and the boat will understand you.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“Better keep the devil at the door than have to turn him out of the house.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“A good tale never tires in the telling.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“A penny saved is a penny gained.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“Be slow in choosing a friend but slower in changing him.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“He goes long barefoot that waits for dead men’s shoes.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“A liar should have a good memory.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“Better bend than break.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“Self-assurance is two-thirds of success.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“Better be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one.”
– Scottish Proverb

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“All that’s said in the kitchen should not be told in the hall.”
– Scottish Proverb

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Scottish Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Scottish Quotes Sayings

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“Wink at small faults, for you have great ones yourself.”
– Scottish Quotes Sayings

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“Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight.”
– Scottish Quotes Sayings

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“They that smell least, smell best.”
– Scottish Quotes Sayings

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“Never marry for money. You can borrow it cheaper.”
– Scottish Quotes Sayings

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“Get what you can and keep what you have; that’s the way to get rich.”
– Scottish Quotes Sayings

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“Willful waste makes woeful want.”
– Scottish Quotes Sayings

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“When the heart is full the tongue will speak.”
– Scottish Quotes Sayings

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“Luck never gives; it only lends..”
– Scottish Quotes Sayings

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“They that will not be counseled cannot be helped..”
– Scottish Quotes Sayings

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“Common sense hides shame.”
– Scottish Quotes Sayings

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“Better be the lucky man than the lucky man’s son.”
– Scottish Quotes Sayings

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“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson

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“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”
– Sir Walter Scott

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Scottish Proverb

Scotland

  • Country:                 Scotland
  • Capital:                   Edinburgh
  • Population:             5.4 million

Scottish Proverbs

Scottish Proverbs are a traditional and straightforward saying that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. The popularity of proverbs is due to the universality of their meaning and because most people can relate to them in some way and on some level.

Museums in Scotland – Map

Museums in Scotland

SCOTTISH PHRASES!

Famous Scots

  • Alexander Fleming – Bacteriologist who discovered Penicillin in 1928
  • James Clerk Maxwell – Physicists who unified electricity, magnetism, and light in a single theory
  • Sir Robert Watson-Watt – the inventor of the radar
  • John Logie Baird – an engineer and inventor, who demonstrated the first televised moving objects 
  • Adam Smith –  the Father of Modern Economics who wrote “The Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” in 1776
  • David Hume – Philosopher of the Enlightenment, who wrote “Treatise of Human Nature” 
  • Robert the Bruce – born in 1274, became King of Scotland in 1306. In 1307, Bruce defeated Edward II’s armies at Bannockburn in 1314
  • William Wallace – Scotland’s hero who  led the victory over the English at Stirling Bridge in 1297
  • Rob Roy – was part of the Jacobite uprising which aimed to restore King James II to the throne of the United Kingdom
  • Sean Connery – the actor who famously played the character of James Bond
  • Ewan McGregor – the Scottish actor who played the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy 
  • Billy Connolly – Comedian
  •  J.K.Rowling – author of the Harry Potter Series
  • Sir Walter Scott – a historical novelist, playwright, and poet associated with the romantic era, notable works include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and The Lady of the Lake
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – an author of historical novels and plays including Sherlock Holmes
  • Robert Louis Stevenson – author of Treasure Island and the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Scottish Slang

SCOTTISH PHRASES

Scottish Proverbs And Sayings About Life

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“A good tale never tires in the telling.”
– Scottish Proverb

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