quote by P. G. Wodehouse

It is never difficult to distinguish between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine.

— P. G. Wodehouse

Terrific Scots quotations

The Scots are a very tough people. They have drive-by headbuttings. In Glasgow a sweatband is considered a silencer.

Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind.

And when I smiled, 'Bing!' I almost blinded her.

She said, 'Great Scot, are you a thief? Seems like you have a mouth full of gold teeth!' Hahahaha, had to find that funny, So I said, 'No child, I work hard for the money. And calling me a thief? Please...don't even try it, Sit down, eat your slice of pizza, and be quiet.'

Believing a person deserves a defence is not the same as doing anything in your power to get him off scot-free.

God help England if she had no Scots to think for her.

Scotland small? Our multiform, infinite Scotland SMALL?

No Scot ever made a bigger impact on a club than Bill Shankly.

Others may claim an equal share of trophies and Matt Busby comes to mind with his wonderful record crowned by the European Cup, but not even Matt would claim the kinship with the fans that Bill enjoyed. He was what football was all about. I can't praise him higher than that.

Our Scottish theory ... is that every country has need of Scotchmen, but that Scotland has no need of the citizens of any other country.

Nobody thought Mel Gibson could play a Scot, but look at him now! Alcoholic and a racist!

[Macbeth] is historically set in a place depicted by Shakespeare as brutal and violent, incredibly superstitious, and that's something that I do believe is Scottish.

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.

In Scotland, when people congregate, they tend to argue and discuss and reason;

in Orkney, they tell stories.

Touch his head, and he will bargain and argue with you to the last;

Touch his heart, and he falls upon your breast.

You [Scots] come of a race of men the very wind of whose name has swept to the ultimate seas.

If you are a Scot living outside of Scotland but still in the UK, you are not allowed to vote in the referendum. This leaves over a million of loyal, proud Scots disenfranchised. It gives me the rage.

We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.

If global warming meant temperatures rose by one or two degrees, France would become a desert, which would be no bad thing. The Scots would grow wine and make buffalo mozzarella.

The mark of a Scot of all classes [is that] he .

.. remembers and cherishes the memory of his forebears, good or bad; and there burns alive in him a sense of identity with the dead even to the twentieth generation.

What happened in the United changing room has happened to me 50 times in my career. I have kicked bottles of mineral water, bags and shoes but I never hit a player. It's a question of technique, and the Scots must have a better technique.

But as a Scot with a lifelong love of Scotland and the arts, I believe the opportunity of independence is too good to miss. Simply put there is no more creative an act than creating a new nation.

it is not only unfair but disgustingly cruel that the mother is always held responsible for the illegitimate child, while the father goes scot-free.

Scots they're either nice or they're horrid and these two are horrid.

The Scots wont like that Eamon, thats bordering on racism. Its not racism its ethnic criticism Bill.

There's nothing quite like a Scotch education.

One is left with an irreparable debt. My head is full of irregular verbs still.

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?

[Edinburgh] is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas.

A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.

Ye lover of the picturesque, if ye wish to drown your grief, take my advice and visit the ancient town of Crieff.

Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled, Scots, wham Bruce has aften led, Welcome to your gory bed, Or to victory! Now 's the day and now 's the hour; See the front o' battle lour.

This is not to say that the Scots are not fine people, but they were all sort of... well, my grandfather was a minister and sort of Protestant, and this was rather depressing to me.

A Scot is a man who keeps the Sabbath, and everything else he can lay his hands on.

The Scots are subsidy junkies whingeing like a trampled bagpipe as they wait for their next fix of English taxpayers' money.

A British imperium enabled Scots to feel themselves peers of the Ebglish in a way still denied them in an island kingdom. The language bears that out very clearly. The English and the foreign are still all too inclined to refer to the island of Great Britain as 'England'. But at no time have they ever customarily referred to an English empire.

Although I'm a Scot, I'd be proud to be called a Scouser.

Unfortunately, the truth is that people do go scot-free and it's unfair.

A lot of the top drug people who have been arrested are also free.

The Scots are the backbone of Canada.

They are all right in their three vital parts - head, heart and haggis.

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