From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered abroad: Princes and lords are but the breath of kings, "An honest man 's the noblest work of God."
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Source: The Cotter's Saturday Night.
Contributed by: Zaady
Then gently scan your brother man, Still gentler sister woman; Though they may gang a kennin' wrang, To step aside is human.
Source: Address to the Unco Guid, 1787
Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious.
Source: Tam o' Shanter.
The heart benevolent and kind The most resembles God.
Source: A Winter Night
The golden hours on angel wings Flew o'er me and my dearie; For dear to me as light and life Was my sweet Highland Mary.
Source: Highland Mary.
They never sought in vain that sought the Lord aright!
Source: The Cotter's Saturday Night
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.
Source: Grace before Meat, The Selkirk Grace as attrib. to Burns
We twa hae run about the braes, And pu'd the gowans fine.
Source: Epistle to a Young Friend.
I waive the quantum o' the sin, The hazard of concealing; But, och! it hardens a' within, And petrifies the feeling!
My heart 's in the Highlands, my heart is not here; My heart 's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer.
Source: My Heart 's in the Highlands.
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