- The shortest road’s the nearest.
- The less wit a man has the less he kens the want o’t.
- The gude dog doesna aye get the best bane.
- Sorrow an’ ill weather come unca’d.
- Silence and thought hurt nae man.
- Self praise is nae honour.
- Every bird thinks its ain nest best.
- He that keeks through a keyhole may see what will vex him.
- There’s naething mair precious than time.
- He that lends money to a friend has a double loss.
- Haste and anger hinder gude counsel.
- Friends ‘gree best at a distance.
- Weel done, soon done.
- Be a friend to yoursel’ and ithers will.
- A wise man wavers, a fool is fixed.
- The langest day has an end.
And “There’s naething sae gude on this side o’ time but it micht hae been better.”
(From Colin S.K. Walker, Scottish Proverbs, 2000.)