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Scottish Proverbs

by Pappity Stampoy (1663)

(Originally published as A Collection of Scotch Proverbs)

Proverbs Beginning with “L”

  • Laith to bed, laith out of it.
  • Like draws to like, a skabbed Horse to an old dyke.
  • Lear young, lear fair.
  • Little intermitting makes good friends.
  • Little sayd is soon mended, and a little geir is soon spended.
  • Long tarrowing takes all the thank away.
  • Long lean wakes hameald cattell.
  • Little wit makes meikle travel.
  • Let them that are cold blow at the coal.
  • Little may an old Horse do, if he may not neigh.
  • Love hes no lack.
  • Long standing, and little offering, makes a poor price.
  • Leave the Court, ere the Court leave thee.
  • Long ere you cut Falkland-wood with a Pen-knife.
  • Light supper makes long life.
  • Liked geir is half bought.
  • Lucke and bone voyage.
  • Like to die mends not the Kirkyard.
  • Lordships changes manners.
  • Let him drink as he hes browen.
  • Light winning makes a heavy purse.
  • Likely lies in the mire, and unlikely goes by it.
  • Live, and let live.
  • Love me, love my dog.
  • Laugh, and lay down again.
  • Livelesse, faultlesse.
  • Laith to the drink, laith fra it.
  • Last in bed, best heard.
  • Lightly comes, lightly goes.
  • Lads will be men.
  • Lata is long and dreigh.
  • Little wars an ill hussie what a dinner holds in.
  • Lips go, laps go, he that eats, let him pay.
  • Let alone makes many lurden.
  • Little kens the wife that sits by the fire, how the wind blows cold in hurle-burle swyre.
  • Little troubles the eye, but far lesse the soul.
  • Love me little, and love me long.

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Scottish Proverbs

Many fine collections of Scottish proverbs have been published over the years. An assortment of some of our favorites are available as new or used copies. Your purchase will help support the non-profit activitites of Compass Rose Cultural Crossroads.

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