Quotes by Scottish authors

Scottish FlagWelcome to Scottish Quotes, the best source for all things Scottish! Below you will locate a broad option of renowned Scottish quotes, from the amusing to the inspiring. Whether you're searching for a little wit or a little bit of knowledge, you'll locate it right here. We've collected quotes from several of Scotland's a lot of precious figures, consisting of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and also Robert Louis Stevenson. So, take a look around and also find the perfect quote to show your family and friends.
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Small: Hope... is the companion of power, and the mother of success for who so hopes has within him the gift of mirac
Samuel Smiles
"Hope... is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles"
Samuel Smiles, Author
Small: A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason if he possesses some knowledge of t
"A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect"
Walter Scott, Novelist
Small: I slept and dreamt that life was beauty I woke and found that life was duty
"I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty"
George Byron, Poet
Small: The duty of helping ones self in the highest sense involves the helping of ones neighbors
Samuel Smiles
"The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors"
Samuel Smiles, Author
Small: Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us
Samuel Smiles
"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us"
Samuel Smiles, Author
Small: Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home
"Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home"
Henry Drummond, Writer
Small: Mans unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with
Thomas Carlyle
"Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite"
Thomas Carlyle, Writer
Small: Time makes fools of us all. Our only comfort is that greater shall come after us
"Time makes fools of us all. Our only comfort is that greater shall come after us"
E. T. Bell, Mathematician
Small: The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall
Thomas Carlyle
"The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall"
Thomas Carlyle, Writer
Small: A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder
Thomas Carlyle
"A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder"
Thomas Carlyle, Writer
Small: No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money
Adam Smith
"No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money"
Adam Smith, Economist
Small: Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience
Adam Smith
"Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience"
Adam Smith, Economist
Small: Globalisation will make our societies more creative and prosperous, but also more vulnerable
"Globalisation will make our societies more creative and prosperous, but also more vulnerable"
Lord Robertson, Diplomat
Small: No pressure, no diamonds
Thomas Carlyle
"No pressure, no diamonds"
Thomas Carlyle, Writer
Small: The true university of these days is a collection of books
Thomas Carlyle
"The true university of these days is a collection of books"
Thomas Carlyle, Writer
Small: Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession - a property entirely our own
Samuel Smiles
"Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession - a property entirely our own"
Samuel Smiles, Author
Small: On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity
Adam Smith
"On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity"
Adam Smith, Economist
Small: Custom is the great guide to human life
David Hume
"Custom is the great guide to human life"
David Hume, Philosopher
Small: The sea complains upon a thousand shores
"The sea complains upon a thousand shores"
Alexander Smith, Poet
Small: How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tr
"How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy"
Paul Sweeney, Politician
Small: I dont care whether a book is a first edition or not. Im not a bibliophile in that words natural sense
Norman MacCaig
"I don't care whether a book is a first edition or not. I'm not a bibliophile in that word's natural sense"
Norman MacCaig, Poet
Small: A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge
Thomas Carlyle
"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge"
Thomas Carlyle, Writer
Small: Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid
Thomas Carlyle
"Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid"
Thomas Carlyle, Writer
Small: Defense is superior to opulence
Adam Smith
"Defense is superior to opulence"
Adam Smith, Economist
Small: All money is a matter of belief
Adam Smith
"All money is a matter of belief"
Adam Smith, Economist
Small: Television sounded really different than the Ramones sounded really different than us sounded really different
David Byrne
"Television sounded really different than the Ramones sounded really different than us sounded really different than Blondie sounded really different than the Sex Pistols"
David Byrne, Musician
Small: The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny
David Hume
"The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny"
David Hume, Philosopher
Small: In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma that is, the sacred lore of priests and peopl
"In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma; that is, the sacred lore of priests and people... and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual"
William Robertson Smith, Scientist
Small: But, strictly speaking, this mythology was no essential part of ancient religion, for it had no sacred sanctio
"But, strictly speaking, this mythology was no essential part of ancient religion, for it had no sacred sanction and no binding force on the worshippers"
William Robertson Smith, Scientist
Small: No man is useless while he has a friend
Robert Louis Stevenson
"No man is useless while he has a friend"
Robert Louis Stevenson, Writer
Small: Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare t
Robert Louis Stevenson
"Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies"
Robert Louis Stevenson, Writer
Small: Every mans road in life is marked by the graves of his personal liking
"Every man's road in life is marked by the graves of his personal liking"
Alexander Smith, Poet
Small: A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies
"A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year"
Paul Sweeney, Politician
Small: I have no shortage of material or offers, its just a case of what you select to do. But I think its realistic
Sean Connery
"I have no shortage of material or offers, it's just a case of what you select to do. But I think it's realistic that my chances of playing Romeo are now over"
Sean Connery, Actor
Small: Its easier for the generous to forgive, than for offence to ask it
"Its easier for the generous to forgive, than for offence to ask it"
James Thomson, Musician
Small: What is fame? an empty bubble Gold? a transient, shining trouble
"What is fame? an empty bubble; Gold? a transient, shining trouble"
James Grainger, Poet
Small: This ship was a league from us, and some of the men would have taken her, and I would not consent to it, and t
"This ship was a league from us, and some of the men would have taken her, and I would not consent to it, and this Moore said I always hindered them making their fortunes. Was that not the reason I struck him? Was there a mutiny on board?"
William Kidd, Explorer
Small: Independence is all very well, but we animals never allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a cer
"Independence is all very well, but we animals never allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit; and that limit you've reached"
Kenneth Grahame, Novelist
Small: Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a
"Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a "map" for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project"
Anne Grant, Poet
Small: Wonder is the basis of worship
Thomas Carlyle
"Wonder is the basis of worship"
Thomas Carlyle, Writer
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