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113 Famous Quotes by Robert Burns
1/25/1759 - 7/21/1796
Also Known As:  
Rabbie Burns     Ploughman Poet     The Bard
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About Robert Burns

I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.

Quotations Quotes, by Robert Burns

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Then gently scan your brother man, Still gentler sister woman; Though they may gang a' kennin' wrang To step aside is human.

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Address to Unco Guid

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She is a winsome wee thing, She is a handsome wee thing, She is a bonny wee thing, This sweet wee wife o' mine.

Wives Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: My Wife's a Winsome Wee Thing

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Oh, wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion.

Vanity Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: To a Louse

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Liberty's in every blow! Let us do or die.

Liberty Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Bruce to His Men at Bannockburn

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My dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to Heav'n is sent, Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content!

Love of country Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Cotter's Saturday Night (st. 20)

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O wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us. And foolish notion; What airs in dress and gait wad lea'e us, And ev'n devotion!

Appearance Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: To a Louse

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G-- knows I'm no the thing I should be, Nor am I even the thing I could be, But twenty times I rather would be An atheist clean, Than under gospel colours hid be, Just for a screen.

Religion Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Epistle to Rev. John M'Math (st. 8)

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Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

Cruelty Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Man Was Made to Mourn

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Now Nature hangs her mantle green On every blooming tree, And spreads her sheets o' daisies white Out o'er the grassy lea.

Spring Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Lament of Mary Queen of Scots

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Even thou who mournst the daisy's fate, That fate is thine--no distant date; Stern Ruin's ploughshare drives, elate, Full on thy bloom, Till crushed beneath the furrow's weight Shall be thy doom!

Daisies Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: To a Mountain Daisy

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Dare to be honest and fear no labor.

Honesty Quotes, by Robert Burns

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But to see her was to love her, Love but her, and love forever.

Love Quotes, by Robert Burns

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Morality, thou deadly bane,Thy tens o' thousands thou has slain!

Society Quotes, by Robert Burns

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Suspense is worse than disappointment.

Disappointment Quotes, by Robert Burns

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Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.

Opera Quotes, by Robert Burns

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Were such the wife had fallen to my part, I'd break her spirit, or I'd break her heart.

Wives Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Henpecked Husband

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A man's a man for a' that!

Man Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: For A' That and A' That

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Man,--whose heaven-erected face The smiles of love adorn,-- Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

Man Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Man Was Made to Mourn

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Mourn, little harebells, o'er the lea; Ye stately foxgloves fair to see! Ye woodbines, hanging bonnilie In scented bowers! Ye roses on your thorny tree The first o' flow'rs.

Flowers Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Elegy on Capt. Matthew Henderson

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Nae man can tether time or tide.

Time Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Tam o' Shanter

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Hear, Land o' Cakes, and brither Scots, Frae Maidenkirk to Johnie Groat's;- If there's a hole in a' your coats, I rede you tent it: A chield's amang you takin notes, And, faith, he'll prent it.

Scotland Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: On Captain Grose's Peregrinations Thro' Scotland

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The daisy's for simplicity and unaffected air.

Daisies Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: O Luve Will Venture In

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Misled by Fancy's meteor-ray, By passion driven; But yet the light that led astray, Was light from Heaven.

Light Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Vision

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Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious.

Victory Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Tam o' Shanter

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