65 Scotland Quotes On Success In Life

These Scotland quotes will inspire you. Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Scotland quotes, Scotland sayings, and Scotland proverbs.

Best Scotland Quotes

  1. “What most people don’t understand is that UFOs are on a cosmic tourist route. That’s why they’re always seen in Arizona, Scotland, and New Mexico. Another thing to consider is that all three of those destinations are good places to play golf. So there’s possibly some connection between aliens and golf.” ~ Alice Cooper
  2. “There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter.” ~ Billy Connolly
  3. “Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind.” ~ Winston Churchill
  4. “We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilization.” ~ Voltaire

  5. “When New Labour came to power, we got a Right-wing Conservative government. I came to realise that voting Labour wasn’t in Scotland’s interests anymore. Any doubt I had about that was cast aside for ever when I saw Gordon Brown cosying up to Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street.” ~ Jimmy Reid
  6. “My dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to Heav’n is sent, Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content!” ~ Robert Burns
  7. “Our Scottish theory … is that every country has need of Scotchmen, but that Scotland has no need of the citizens of any other country.” ~ Arthur Balfour
  8. “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

  9. “Give me but one hour of Scotland, Let me see it ere I die.” ~ William Edmondstoune Aytoun
  10. “The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  11. “A Scotchman must be a very sturdy moralist who does not love Scotland better than truth.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  12. “Needless to say, they refused to submit to the Empire, conducting such a persistent guerrilla war that the Romans gave up hope of conquering Scotland, and the Wee Free Men remained both wee and free.” ~ Terry Pratchett

  13. “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
  14. “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
  15. “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
  16. “In Scotland I’m just like a lot of other guys, but in America I’m seen as a very strong, masculine guy.” ~ Gerard Butler

  17. “I think Scotland has some great stories.” ~ Billy Boyd
  18. “The Scots are poor, cries surly English pride; True is the charge, nor by themselves denied. Are they not then in strictest reason clear, Who wisely come to mend their fortunes here?” ~ Charles Churchill
  19. “I look upon Switzerland as an inferior sort of Scotland.” ~ Sydney Smith
  20. “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

  21. “[Edinburgh] is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.” ~ Alexander McCall Smith
  22. “I think Scotland could take a stand in a wonderful way, ecologically and morally and ethically.” ~ Annie Lennox
  23. “We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free.” ~ William Wallace
  24. “There’s a lot of fantasy about what Scotland is, and the shortbread tins and that sort of thing.” ~ Sean Connery

  25. “Oats. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  26. “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
  27. “After I’ve been in America for a while, I get homesick for Scotland.” ~ Billy Boyd
  28. “I’ve always been hopeful about Scotland’s prospects. And I now believe more than ever that Scotland is within touching distance of achieving independence and equality.” ~ Sean Connery

  29. “Scotland has never ceased to amaze the world with its forward vision, bold action and great educational institutions. Nothing makes me more proud than to promote this wonderful land with all its richness and diversity wherever I go.” ~ Evelyn Glennie
  30. “Everything I have done or attempted to do for Scotland has always been for her benefit, never my own and I defy anyone to prove otherwise.” ~ Sean Connery
  31. “I fell in love with Scotland and made good friends here, so I stayed after graduating with Honours in Chemistry.” ~ Steve Blake
  32. “O Scotia! my dear, my native soil!

    For whom my warmest wish to Heaven is sent” ~ Robert Burns

  33. “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
  34. “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
  35. “When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking, I think its nice, very musical and harmonious.” ~ Sean Connery
  36. “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

  37. “I left Scotland when I was 16 because I had no qualifications for anything but the Navy, having left school at 13.” ~ Sean Connery
  38. “There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.” ~ James M. Barrie
  39. “The English are not happy unless they are miserable, the Irish are not at peace unless they are at war, and the Scots are not at home unless they are abroad.” ~ George Orwell
  40. “Where is the coward that would not dare to fight for such a land as Scotland?” ~ Walter Scott

  41. “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
  42. “KILT, n. A costume sometimes worn by Scotchmen in America and Americans in Scotland.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  43. “Now the summer’s in prime Wi’ the flowers richly blooming, And the wild mountain thyme A’ the moorlands perfuming. To own dear native scenes Let us journey together, Where glad innocence reigns ‘Mang the braes o’ Balquhither.” ~ Robert Tannahill
  44. “I started with rock n’ roll and…then you start to take it apart like a child with a toy and you see there’s blues and there’s country…Then you go back from country into American music…and you end up in Scotland and Ireland eventually.” ~ Elvis Costello

  45. “You [Scots] come of a race of men the very wind of whose name has swept to the ultimate seas.” ~ James M. Barrie
  46. “Scotland is the country above all others that I have seen, in which a man of imagination may carve out his own pleasures; there are so many inhabited solitudes.” ~ Dorothy Wordsworth
  47. “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
  48. “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

  49. “But I fear, my lot being cast in Scotland, that beauty would not be content.” ~ Anne Boyd
  50. “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
  51. “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
  52. “Scotland is the Canada of England!” ~ Rainn Wilson

  53. “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
  54. “The Evangelical party in the Church of Scotland will lay all flat if they be not prevented.” ~ Edward Irving
  55. “It ‘s guid to be merry and wise, It ‘s guid to be honest and true, It ‘s guid to support Caledonia’s cause, And bide by the buff and the blue.” ~ Robert Burns
  56. “I just read an 800-page history of the Scottish Enlightenment and, honestly, I may as well just start it again now, because I cannot remember a single thing. I can barely remember where Scotland is.” ~ Hugh Laurie

  57. “I’ve played in pipe bands in Scotland, and I’ve always played guitars and drums and stuff.” ~ Ewan McGregor
  58. “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
  59. “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
  60. “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

  61. “From the time of the North Briton of the unprincipled Wilkes , a notion has been entertained that the moral spine in Scotland is more flexible than in England. The truth however is, that an elementary difference exists in the public feelings of the two nations quite as great as in the idioms of their respective dialects. The English are a justice-loving people, according to charter and statute; the Scotch are a wrong-resenting race, according to right and feeling: and the character of liberty among them takes its aspect from that peculiarity.” ~ John Galt
  62. “My parents were both from Scotland, but had been resident in Lower Canada sometime before their marriage, which took place in Montreal; and in that city, I spent most of my life.” ~ Maria Monk

  63. “Anybody who is thinking of applying for the Scotland job in the next eight or nine years should go get themselves checked out by about 15 psychiatrists.” ~ Martin O’Neill
  64. “Only 4 percent of all the companies owned in Scotland have their head offices in Scotland.” ~ Sean Connery
  65. “A glass of whisky in Scotland in the thirties cost less than a cup of tea.” ~ Catherine Helen Spence

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