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Scottish Proverbs

by Pappity Stampoy (1663)

(Originally published as A Collection of Scotch Proverbs)

Proverbs Beginning with “R”

  • Ryme spares no man.
  • Ruse the fair day at even.
  • Rhue and time, grows both in ane garden.
  • Reason band the man.
  • Rome was not bigged on the first Day.
  • Racklesse youth makes a goustie Age.
  • Reavers should not be rewers.
  • Rule youth well, and eild will rule it fell.
  • Ruse the Ford, as ye find it.


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.

You are free to use the proverbs in this online collection on your own site as long as you credit Compass Rose Cultural Crossroads as the source and provide a link to our Web site:

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