Robert Burns

1759 - 1796

A Quote by Robert Burns on honesty and support

It 's guid to be merry and wise, It 's guid to be honest and true, It 's guid to support Caledonia's cause, And bide by the buff and the blue.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Here 's a Health to Them that 's Awa'.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on praise and songs

Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes; Flow gently, I 'll sing thee a song in thy praise.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Flow gently, sweet Afton.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on grief, joy, men, and pain

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft a-gley; An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain For promis'd joy.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: To a Mouse.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on pleasure

Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure Thrill the deepest notes of woe.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Sweet Sensibility.

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A Quote by Robert Burns

But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white, then melts for ever.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Tam o' Shanter

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A Quote by Robert Burns

The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man 's the gowd for a' that.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: For a' that an a' that.

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A Quote by Robert Burns

Oh, my luve 's like a red, red rose, That 's newly sprung in June; Oh, my luve 's like the melodie That 's sweetly played in tune.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose

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A Quote by Robert Burns on aim, country, and thought

Some rhyme a neebor's name to lash; Some rhyme (vain thought) for needfu' cash; Some rhyme to court the country clash, An' raise a din; For me, an aim I never fash; I rhyme for fun.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Epistle to James Smith

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A Quote by Robert Burns on boldness

Inspiring, bold John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn!

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Tam o' Shanter.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on creation and darkness

Dweller in yon dungeon dark, Hangman of creation, mark! Who in widow weeds appears, Laden with unhonoured years, Noosing with care a bursting purse, Baited with many a deadly curse?

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Ode on Mrs. Oswald.

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