5 pearls of Scottish wisdom to remember.
1. Money cannot buy happiness but…somehow, it’s more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes Benz than it is on a bicycle…
2. Forgive your enemy, but remember the bastard’s name.
3. Help a man when he is in trouble & he will remember you when he is in trouble again.
4. Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.
5. Alcohol does not solve any problem, but then neither does milk
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Funny Scottish Wisdom
A bad wound may heal, but a bad name will kill.
A day to come seems longer than a year that’s gone.
A house without a dog, a cat, or a little child is a house without joy or laughter.
A hungry man smells meat far.
All that’s said in the kitchen should not be told in the hall.
A man cannot wive and thrive the same year.
A slothful man is a beggar’s brother.
A tale never loses in the telling.
A thread will tie an honest man better than a chain a rogue.
A wise lawyer never goes to law himself.
Better half hanged than ill married.
Better to be off with the old love before we be on with the new.
Better wear out shoes than sheets.
Carelessness is worse than a thieve.
Choose your wife with her nightcap on.
Confession is good for the soul.
Danger and delight grow on one stalk.
Diet cures more than doctors.
Don’t marry for money, you can borrow it cheaper.
Either a man or a mouse.
Egotism is an alphabet of one letter.
Enough’s as good as a feast.
Every man to his taste, as the man said when he kissed his cow.
False friends are worst than bitter enemies.
Forsake not God till you find a better master.
Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.
From saving comes having.
Get what you can and keep what you have; that’s the way to get rich.
Good company on a journey is worth a coach.
He that loves law will soon get his fill of it.
He that marries a widow will have a dead man’s head often thrown in his dish.
If the Devil were dead, folk would do little for God’s sake.
If the doctor cures, the sun sees it; if he kills, the earth hides it.
If you don’t see the bottom, don’t wade.
It’s a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock.
It’s sin and not poverty that makes men miserable.
Laws catch flies, but let hornets go free.
Luck never gives; it only lends.
Married folk are like rats in a trap — fain to get others in, but fain to be out themselves.
May God bless you to live as long as you want to; and want to as long as you live!
Modesty is the beauty of women.
Monday is the key day of the week.
Money is better than my lord’s letter.
Money is flat and meant to be piled up.
Never let your feet run faster than your shoes.
Never marry for money. You can borrow it cheaper.
Never take a wife till you know what to do with her.
One may survive distress, but not disgrace.
One whisky is all right; two is too much; three is too few.
Open confession is good for the soul.
Peace is the well from which the stream of joy runs.
Penny wise and pound foolish.
Perfect love cannot be without equality.
Plenty makes dainty!
Praise the fine day in the evening.
Prayer and practice is good rhyme.
Repentance won’t cure mischief.
Slippery is the flagstone at the mansion-house door.
Take care of your pennies and your dollars will take care of themselves.
The Devil’s boots don’t creak.
The best mirror is a friend’s eye.
The day has eyes, the night has ears.
The devil’s boots don’t creak.
The medicine that hurts the most is generally the best healer.
There’s no medicine for fear.
There never came ill of good advisement.
There never was a five-pound note but there was a ten-pound road for it.
They are good that are away.
They talk of my drinking but never my thirst.
They that dance must pay the fiddler.
They that live longest, see most.
They that smell least, smell best.
They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.
War makes thieves, and peace hangs them.
Waves will rise on silent water.
We’ll never know the worth of water till the well go dry.
Were it not for hope the heart would break.
What cannot be cured must be endured.
When the cup is full, carry it even.
Where vice is vengeance follows.
While a person gets they can never lose.
Wink at small faults, for you have great ones yourself.
Ye may not sit in Rome and strive with the Pope.
You will never know a man till you do business with him.
I think that Scottish people, like Canadians, are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger. It’s a great dynamic. ~ Mike Myers
I’m fiercely proud to be Scottish. ~ Ewan MGregor
In the Scottish Orkneys, the little stone houses with their single large room and central hearth had an extraordinary range of built-in furniture. ~ Stephen Gardiner
My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.
~ Mike Myers
More Scottish Proverbs & Quotes:-
Be HAPPY while your living, For you’re a long time dead! ~ Scottish Proverb
What may be done at any time will be done at no time. ~ Scottish Proverb
Better bend than break. ~ Scottish Proverb
Learn young, learn fair; learn old, learn more.
~ Scottish Proverb
Get what you can and keep what you have; that’s the way to get rich. ~ Scottish Proverb
Willful waste makes woeful want. ~ Scottish Proverb
When the heart is full the tongue will speak.
~ Scottish Proverb
Be slow in choosing a friend but slower in changing him. ~ Scottish Proverb
Fools look to tomorrow. Wise men use tonight.
~ Scottish Proverb
Confessed faults are half mended. ~ Scottish Proverb
They that will not be counselled cannot be helped.
~ Scottish Proverb