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

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

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Dare to be honest and fear no labor.

Honesty Quotes, by Robert Burns

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When chill November's surly blast make fields and forest bare.

Seasons Quotes, by Robert Burns

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O Life! thou art a galling load, Along a rough, a weary road, To wretches such as I.

Life 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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Prudent, cautious self-control Is wisdom's root.

Self-control 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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Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

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

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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!

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

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Whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad.

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Whistle, and I'll Come to You (act IV, sc. 4)

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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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The landlady and Tam grew gracious Wi' favours secret, sweet and precious.

Wooing Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Tam o'Shanter (st. 7)

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o' lang syne?

Friendship Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Auld Lang Syne, Burns refers to these words as an old folk song

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I'll pu' the budding rose, when Phoebus peeps in view, For its like a baumy kiss o'er her sweet bonnie mou'!

Roses Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Posie

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Ilk cowslip cup shall kep a tear.

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

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The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd 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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John Anderson, my jo, John, When we were first acquent, Your locks were like the raven, Your bonny brow was brent.

Past Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: John Anderson

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Let us do or die.

Action Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Bannockburn

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The wide world is all before us-- But a world without a friend.

World Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Strathallan's Lament

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The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, And violets bathe in the wet o' the morn.

Flowers Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: My Nanny's Awa

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Some hae meat, and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit.

Toasts Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Selkirk Grace, as often attributed to him, but probably not his

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All-cheering Plenty, with her flowing horn, Led yellow Autumn, wreath'd with nodding corn.

Autumn Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Brigs of Ayr (l. 221)

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