To hate, to love, to think, to feel, to see; all this is nothing but to perceive.
War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.
When New Labour came to power, we got a Right-wing Conservative government. I came to realise that voting Labour wasn’t in Scotland’s interests any more. Any doubt I had about that was cast aside for ever when I saw Gordon Brown cosying up to Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street.
I’ve always liked Muir without knowing quite why.
And, if we have any evidence that the wisdom which formed the plan is in the man, we have the very same evidence, that the power which executed it is in him also.
Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
If you do your fair day’s work, you are certain to get your fair day’s wage – in praise or pudding, whichever happens to suit your taste.
Return to your friends and tell them that we came here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, and determined to avenge our own wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.
If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness.
I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.