Quotes by Scottish authors


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"Labor is still, and ever will be, the inevitable price set upon everything which is valuable"
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"The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom"
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"Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step"
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"Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only"
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"Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it"
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"Of this they drank half a pint every day, and sometimes more or less, as it operated, by way of gentle physic. Two others had each two oranges and one lemon given them every day. These they ate with greediness, at different times, upon an empty stomach"
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"The consequence was, that the most sudden and visible good effects were perceived from the use of oranges and lemons; one of those who had taken them, being at the end of 6 days fit for duty"
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"Let it them be put into any clean oven vessel of china or stoneware which should be wider at the top than at the bottom. so that there may be the largest surface above to favor the evaporation"
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"Into this pour the purified juice: and put it into a pan of water come almost to a boil and continue nearly in the state of boiling until the juice is found to be the consistency of a thick syrup when cold. It is then when cold, to be corked up in a bottle for use"
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"They continued but six days under this course, having consumed the quantities that could be spared"
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"Yes, we're still five little people with a noisy attitude"
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"When I'm on stage the savage in me is released. It's like going back to being a cave man. It takes me six hours to come down after a show"
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"I just go where the guitar takes me"
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"I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same, Infact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same"
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"I wouldn't know any newer bands. We're past the pimple stage"
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"We're a rock group. we're noisy, rowdy, sensational and weird"
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"We will often find compensation if we think more of what life has given us and less about what life has taken away"
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"There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why"
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"For the Christian, heaven is where Jesus is. We do not need to speculate on what heaven will be like. It is enough to know that we will be for ever with Him"
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"A man may well be condemned, not for doing something, but for doing nothing"
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"God himself took this human flesh upon him"
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"Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory"
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"But the best definition of it is to say that heaven is that state where we will always be with Jesus, and where nothing will separate us from Him any more"
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"Religion fails if it cannot speak to men as they are"
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"When we believe that God is Father, we also believe that such a father's hand will never cause his child a needless tear. We may not understand life any better, but we will not resent life any longer"
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"Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross"
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"The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way"
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"In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can"
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"If a man fights his way through his doubts to the conviction that Jesus Christ is Lord, he has attained to a certainty that the man who unthinkingly accepts things can never reach"
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"When we love anyone with our whole hearts, life begins when we are with that person; it is only in their company that we are really and truly alive"
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