Insults and Insulting Quotes about Scotland
I have been trying all my life to like Scotsmen, and am obliged to desist from the experiment in despair
It requires a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotsman's understanding
Scotland 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
Oats: a grain which in England is generally given to a horse, but in Scotland it supports the people
Scotsmen take all they can get - and a little more if they can
The great thing about Glasgow now is that if there is a nuclear attack it'll look exactly the same afterwards
Much may be made of a Scotsman, if he is caught young
The noblest prospect which a Scotman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England
There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make
The 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...
The Scotchman is one who keeps the Sabbath and every other thing he can lay his hands on.
You've forgotten 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 hard-hearted as a Scot of Scotland.
Jews, Scotchmen and counterfeits will be encountered throughout the world.
DR. JOHNSON: 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, 1775
I have been trying all my life to like Scotchmen, and am obligated to desist from the experiment in despair.
Charles Lamb, British essayist and writer
Give a Scotsman an inch and he'll take a mile.
Three failures and a fire make a Scotsman's fortune.
Scotsmen tak a' they can get - and a little more if they can.
That garret of the earth, the knuckle-end of England, that land of Calvin, oat-cakes and sulphur.
Sydney Smith, British clergyman, essayist and wit