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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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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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G-- knows I'm no the thing I should be, Nor am I even the thing I could be, But twenty times I rather would be An atheist clean, Than under gospel colours hid be, Just for a screen.

Religion Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Epistle to Rev. John M'Math (st. 8)

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

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

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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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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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The daisy's for simplicity and unaffected air.

Daisies Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: O Luve Will Venture In

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Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious.

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

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Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

Cruelty Quotes, by Robert Burns

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Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!A farewell, and then forever!Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,While the star of hope she leaves him?Me, nae cheerful twinkle lights me,Dark despair around benights me. - Ae Fond Kiss.

Literature Quotes, by Robert Burns

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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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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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He wakes a portion with judicious care; And "Let us worship God!" he says, with solemn air.

Worship Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Cotter's Saturday Night (st. 12)

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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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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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Oh, stay, sweet warbling woodlark, stay, Nor quit for me the trembling spray, A hapless lover courts thy lay, Thy soothing, fond complaining.

Larks Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Address to the Woodlark

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That hour o' night's black arch the keystane.

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

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There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Uncertainty Quotes, by Robert Burns

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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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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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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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Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.

Anger Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Tam o'Shanter (l. 12)

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