Insults and Insulting
Quotes about Scotland
have been trying all my life to like Scotsmen, and am obliged to desist from
the experiment in despair
requires a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotsman's understanding
is a vile country, though God made it, but we must remember that he made it
for Scotsmen, and comparisons are odious, but God also made Hell
a grain which in England is generally given to a horse, but in Scotland it supports
take all they can get - and a little more if they can
great thing about Glasgow now is that if there is a nuclear attack it'll look
exactly the same afterwards
may be made of a Scotsman, if he is caught young
noblest prospect which a Scotman ever sees, is the high road that leads him
are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make
Scot is a fine fellow whose father toils witha muck fork, he is the bandy legged
lout from Tullietudlescleugh, who after a childhood of intamcy with the cess pool,
and the crab house, and twelve month at "the college" on money's wrung
from the diet of his family drops his threadbare kilt and comes south in a slop
suit to instruct the English in the arts of civilisation...
is one who keeps the Sabbath and every other thing he can lay his hands on.
the grandest moral attribute of a Scotsman, Maggie, that he'll do nothing which
might damage his career.
J. M. Barrie, What Every Woman Knows, 1906
as a Scot of Scotland.
and counterfeits will be encountered throughout the world.
Sir, it is a very vile country.
MR. S: Well, sir, God made it.
DR. JOHNSON: Certainly he did, but we must remember that He made it for Scotchmen.
Comparisons are odious, Mr. S, but God made Hell.
Dr Samuel Johnson, A journey to the "Western Islands of Scotland,
I have been
trying all my life to like Scotchmen, and am obligated to desist from the experiment
Charles Lamb, British essayist and writer
Give a Scotsman
an inch and he'll take a mile.
and a fire make a Scotsman's fortune.
a' they can get - and a little more if they can.
of the earth, the knuckle-end of England, that land of Calvin, oat-cakes and sulphur.
Sydney Smith, British clergyman, essayist and wit