Robert Burns

1759 - 1796

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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A Quote by Robert Burns on assumptions and nature

Again rejoicing Nature sees Her robe assume its vernal hues Her leafy locks wave in the breeze, All freshly steep'd in the morning dews.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

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A Quote by Robert Burns

Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Man was made to Mourn.

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A Quote by Robert Burns

John Anderson my jo, John, When we were first acquent, Your locks were like the raven, Your bonny brow was brent.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: John Anderson.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on secrets

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The landlady and Tam grew gracious Wi' favours secret, sweet, and precious.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Tam o' Shanter.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on laughter

The landlord's laugh was ready chorus.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Tam o' Shanter.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on death and liberty

Liberty 's in every blow! Let us do or die.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Bannockburn.

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