Robert The Bruce - "Freedom all solace to man gives, He lives at ease
that freely lives."
For that is the mark of the Scots of all classes, that he stands in an
attitude towards the past unthinkable to Englishmen, and remembers and cherishes
the memory of his forebears, good or bad and there burns alive in him a sense of
identity with the dead even to the twentieth generation.
- "Stirling, like a huge brooch, clasps Highlands and Lowlands together."
Stirling-Maxwell - "Hours are Time's shafts, and one comes winged with
- Motto, of the Scottish Clock, also found on the clock at Keir House, near
Plato - "The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is
to be ruled by evil men."
- "A Camel is a horse designed by a committee."
1750 - Independently
of my enthusiasms as a Scotsman, I have rarely met with anything in history
which interests my feelings as a man equal with the story of Bannockburn. On the
one hand, a cruel but able usurper, leading on the finest army in Europe, to
extinguish the last spark of freedom among a greatly-daring & greatly-injured
people; on the other hand, the desperate relics of a gallant nation, devoting
themselves to rescue their bleeding country or perish with her. Liberty! thou
art a prize truly and indeed invaluable, for never canst thou be too dearly
Washington, Valley Forge -
"If all else fails, I will retreat up the valley of
Virginia, plant my flag on the Blue Ridge, rally around the Scots-Irish of that
region and make my last stand for liberty amongst a people who will never submit
to British tyranny whilst there is a man left to draw a trigger."
True leaders are not those who strive to be first, but those who are
first to strive and who give their all for the success of the team. True
leaders are first to see the need, envision the plan, and empower the team for
action. By the strength of the leader's commitment, the power of the team is
Abraham Lincoln, 09 Mar 1832 - Upon
the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system
respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject
which we as a people can be engaged in.
Abraham Lincoln, 6 Apr 1859 - Those
who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just
God, can not long retain it.