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

Seasons Quotes, by Robert Burns

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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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I waive the quantum o' the sin, The hazard of concealing: But, och! it hardens a' within, And petrifies the feeling!

Sin Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Epistle to a Young Friend

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There's some are fou o' love divine, There's some are fou' o' brandy.

Drinking Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Holy Fair (st. 30)

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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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John Barleycorn was a hero bold, Of noble enterprise, For if you do but taste his blood, 'Twill make your courage rise, Twill make a man forget his wo; 'Twill heighten all his joy.

Wine and spirits Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: John Barleycorn

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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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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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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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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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Duncan Gray cam here to woo, Ha, ha, the wooing o't! On blithe Yuletide when we were fou, Ha, ha, the wooing o't! Maggie coost her head fu' high, Looked asklent and unco skeigh, Gart poor Duncan stand abeigh: Ha, ha! the wooing o't!

Wooing Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Duncan Gray

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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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And let us mind, faint heart ne'er wan A lady fair. Wha does the utmost that he can Will whyles do mair.

Wooing Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: To Dr. Blackjack

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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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Yon rose-buds in the morning-dew, How pure amang the leaves sae green!

Roses Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: To Chloris

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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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