236 Total Quotes

Scottish Poet Quotes

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
Anne Grant
#Scottish Poet

Galileo Galilei
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Galileo Galilei
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Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Alexander Smith
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A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
Alexander Smith
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A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place to-day, it is vain to seek it there to-morrow. You can not lay a trap for it.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

Books are a finer world within the world.
Alexander Smith
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We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

A great man is the man who does something for the first time.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

The man who in this world can keep the whiteness of his soul is not likely to lose it in any other.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

The saddest thing that befalls a soul Is when it loses faith in God and woman.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

The sea complains upon a thousand shores.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
Alexander Smith
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Everything is sweetened by risk.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
Alexander Smith
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Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.
Robert Burns
#Scottish Poet

While the hollow oak our palace is, Our heritage the sea.
Allan Cunningham
#Scottish Poet

An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than for illumination.
Andrew Lang
#Scottish Poet

He missed an invaluable opportunity to hold his tongue.
Andrew Lang
#Scottish Poet

Life's more amusing than we thought.
Andrew Lang
#Scottish Poet

I don't think the idea of homosexuality is really taboo any more. Our culture is evolving. This is an exciting time to be living.
Andrew Lang
#Scottish Poet

A shepherd may be a very able, trusty, and good shepherd, without a sweetheart - better, perhaps, than with one. But what is he without his dog?
James Hogg
#Scottish Poet

I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
Robert Burns
#Scottish Poet