Scots Proverbs
Many a mickle maks a muckle.


Hang a thief when he's young, an' he'll no' steal when he's auld.


Ye canna tak' the breeks aff a Heilandman for he's nane on.


A' are guid lasses, but where do a' the ill wives come frae.


He that gets gear, before he gets wit,
Is but a short time a master o' it.


Ne'er marry a widow unless her first man was hanged.


A dirty hand makes a clean hearthstane.


Bring not bagpipes to a man in trouble.


Hold your hands off ither folks' bairns till ye get bairns of your ain.


God help the poor, for the rich can help themselves.


The Scot will not fight till he has seen his own blood.


Puddings and paramours shouldn't be hastily handled.


It is very well that the teeth are before the tongue.


The proof o' the puddin' is in the eatin' o't.


Fools and bairns shouldna see half-done work.


Be aye the thing ye would be ca'd.


It's no' lost what a frien' gets.


The best-laid schemes o' mice and men gang aft agley.


Ye're feared for a day ye never saw.


There's naethin' to be done in haste except grippin' fleas.
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