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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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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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Ilk cowslip cup shall kep a tear.

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

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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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To liken them to your auld-warld squad, I must needs say comparisons are odd.

Comparisons Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Brigs of Ayr (l. 177)

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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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Hear how he clears the points o' Faith Wi' rattling an' thumpin'! Now meekly calm, now wild in wrath, He's stampin', and he's jumpin'!

Preaching Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Holy Fair (st. 13)

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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!

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

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What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.

Action Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Address to Unco Guild (st. 8)

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Let us do or die.

Action Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Bannockburn

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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 wee short hour ayont the twal.

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

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And there begins a lang digression About the lords o' the creation.

Argument Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Twa Dogs

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Now a' is done that men can do, And a' is done in vain.

Failure Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: It Was a' for our Rightfu' King

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Contented wi' little, and cantie wi' mair.

Content Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Contented wi' Little

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I'll be merry and free, I'll be sad for nae-body; If nae-body cares for me, I'll care for nae-body.

Content Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Nae-body

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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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They never sought in vain that sought the Lord aright!

Prayer Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Cotter's Saturday Night (st. 6)

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Facts are cheels that winna ding, An' downs be disputed.

Opinion Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: A Dream

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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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Be Briton still to Britain true, Among oursel's united; For never but by British hands Maun British wrangs be righted.

Patriotism Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Dumfries Volunteers

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Gars auld claes look amaist as weel's the new.

Apparel Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Cotter's Saturday Night

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His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.

Apparel Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Twa Dogs

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The mother may forget the child That smiles sae sweetly on her knee; But I'll remember thee, Glencairn, And all that thou hast done for me!

Memory Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Lament for Glencairn

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Cursed be the man, the poorest wretch in life, The crouching vassal, to the tyrant wife, Who has no will but by her high permission; Who has not sixpence but in her possession; Who must to her his dear friend's secret tell; Who dreads a curtain lecture worse than hell. Were such the wife had fallen to my part, I'd break her spirit or I'd break her heart.

Matrimony Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Henpecked Husband

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