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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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As Tammie glow'red, amazed and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious.

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

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At length his lonely cot appears in view, Beneath the shelter of an aged tree; Th' expectant wee-things, toddling, stacher thro' To meet their Dad, wi' flichterin noise an' glee.

Home Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Cotter's Saturday Night (st. 3)

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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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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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And wild-scatter'd cowslips bedeck the green dale.

Cowslips Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Chevalier's Lament

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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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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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Now blooms the lily by the bank, The primrose down the brae; The hawthorn's budding in the glen, The milkwhite is the slae.

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

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Some wee short hour ayont the twal.

Time Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Death and Mr. Hornbook

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Nae man can tether time or tide.

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

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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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Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure Thrill the deepest notes of wo.

Sensibility Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Sweet Sensibility

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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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But pleasures are like poppies spread; You seize the flower, its bloom is shed. Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white--then melts forever.

Pleasure Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Tam o' Shanter (l. 59)

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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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In durance vile here must I wake and weep, And all my frowsy couch in sorrow steep.

Prison Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Epistle from Esopus to Maria, in Chambers' "Burns' Life and Work", vol. IV, p. 54

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My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here; My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer.

Heart Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: My Heart's in the Highlands, from an old song, "The Strong Winds of Derry"

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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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