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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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Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

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

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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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Farewell, my friends! farewell, my foes! My peace with these, my love with those. The bursting tears my heart declare; Farewell, the bonnie banks of Ayr.

Rivers Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Banks of Ayr

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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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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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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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Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

Cruelty 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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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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A prince can mak a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that; But an honest man's aboon his might: Guid faith, he maunna fa' that.

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

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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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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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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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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 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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We twa hae run about the braes, And pu'd the gowans fine.

Friends Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Auld Lang Syne

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His ancient, trusty, drouthy crony, Tam lo'ed him like a vera brither-- They had been fou for weeks thegither!

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

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It is cruelty to be humane to rebels, and humanity is cruelty. [Fr., Contre les rebelles c'est cruante que d'estre humain, et humanite d'estre cruel.]

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

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Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes, Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise.

Rivers Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Flow Gently, Sweet Afton

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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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Now simmer blinks on flowery braes, And o'er the crystal streamlet plays.

Summer Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Birks of Aberfeldy

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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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