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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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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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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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Then horn for horn they stretch and strive; Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive.

Haste Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: To a Haggis

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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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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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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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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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Green, slender, leaf-clad holly boughs Were twisted gracefu' round her brows, I took her for some Scottish Muse, By that same token, An' come to stop those reckless vows, Would soon be broken.

Holly Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Vision (duan I, st. 9)

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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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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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Inspiring bold John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn! Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil; Wi' usquebae, we'll face the devil!

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Tam o' Shanter (l. 105)

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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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