As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production, and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.
- Thomas Reid Scottish Philosopher
- Hugh Blair Scottish Clergyman
- David Hume Scottish Philosopher, Historian
- David Livingstone Scottish Missionary, Explorer
- John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir Scottish Novelist
- Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey Scottish Judge
- Walter Scott Scottish Novelist
- George Matheson Scottish Theologian
- Thomas Carlyle Scottish Historian, Essayist
- R. D. Laing Scottish Psychiatrist