Scottish Proverbs

“Better bend than break.”

Never let your feet run faster than your shoes.

Be happy while you’re living, For you’re a long time dead.

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.

Learn young, learn fair; learn old, learn more.

Get what you can and keep what you have; that’s the way to get rich.

Willful waste makes woeful want.

When the heart is full the tongue will speak.

Be slow in choosing a friend but slower in changing him.

Fools look to tomorrow. Wise men use tonight.

Confessed faults are half mended.

They that will not be counselled cannot be helped.

They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.

Luck never gives; it only lends.

Better be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one.

Take care of your pennies and your dollars will take care of themselves.

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