"We have a huge teaching workforce in Scotland, but are they actually up for the challenge? They have had a lot to deal with."
Douglas Chapman, education convener of Cosla on the ADES panel discussion, talking about Curriculum for Excellence
"Rats, mice and Scots - you find them the world over."
Medieval French adage quoted by businesswoman Rebecca Trengove at a languages conference, to underline the importance of speaking foreign tongues.