World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 Robert Burns Quotes
113 Famous Quotes by Robert Burns
1/25/1759 - 7/21/1796
Also Known As:  
Rabbie Burns     Ploughman Poet     The Bard
Professions:  
Information:  
About Robert Burns

Ilk cowslip cup shall kep a tear.

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

3 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Man,--whose heaven-erected face The smiles of love adorn,-- Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

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

3 out of 5 stars
8 votes

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

3 out of 5 stars
4 votes

Let us do or die.

Action Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Bannockburn

3 out of 5 stars
3 votes

The wide world is all before us-- But a world without a friend.

World Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Strathallan's Lament

3 out of 5 stars
5 votes

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

3 out of 5 stars
1 votes

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

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

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

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

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)

3 out of 5 stars
4 votes

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

3 out of 5 stars
3 votes

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

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

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

3 out of 5 stars
6 votes

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

3 out of 5 stars
6 votes

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

3 out of 5 stars
6 votes

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)

3 out of 5 stars
1 votes

The daisy's for simplicity and unaffected air.

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

3 out of 5 stars
28 votes

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

3 out of 5 stars
11 votes

Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

Cruelty Quotes, by Robert Burns

3 out of 5 stars
3 votes

O Life! thou art a galling load, Along a rough, a weary road, To wretches such as I.

Life Quotes, by Robert Burns

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

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

3 out of 5 stars
1 votes

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

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

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

2 out of 5 stars
2 votes

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

Roses Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: To Chloris

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

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.

Journalism Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: On Captain Grose's Peregrinations Thro' Scotland

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.

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

2 out of 5 stars
4 votes