Adam Ferguson, FRSE, also known as Ferguson of Raith, was a Scottish philosopher and historian of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Ferguson was sympathetic to traditional societies, such as the Highlands, for producing courage and loyalty. source
He who stands with his face to the East in the morning will have the sun before him. If he does not change his posture the Earth in the meantime having changed its he will have the sun no longer before him but behind.