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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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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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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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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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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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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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