Robert Burns

1759 - 1796

A Quote by Robert Burns

They never sought in vain that sought the Lord aright!

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: The Cotter's Saturday Night

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A Quote by Robert Burns

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.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Grace before Meat, The Selkirk Grace as attrib. to Burns

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A Quote by Robert Burns

We twa hae run about the braes, And pu'd the gowans fine.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Epistle to a Young Friend.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on feeling

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I waive the quantum o' the sin, The hazard of concealing; But, och! it hardens a' within, And petrifies the feeling!

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Epistle to a Young Friend.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on heart

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My heart 's in the Highlands, my heart is not here; My heart 's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: My Heart 's in the Highlands.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on faith

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If there 's a hole in a' your coats, I rede ye tent it; A chiel 's amang ye takin' notes, And, faith, he 'll prent it.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: On Captain Grose's Peregrinations through Scotland.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on path

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Your poor narrow foot-path of a street, Where twa wheel-barrows tremble when they meet.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: The Brigs of Ayr

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A Quote by Robert Burns on beginning, honesty, and nature

For thus the royal mandate ran, When first the human race began, "The social, friendly honest man, Whate'er he be, Tis he fulfils great Nature's plan, And none but he!"

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Second Epistle to John Lapraik

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A Quote by Robert Burns on god, home, honesty, love, and work

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.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on brothers, sister, and women

Then gently scan your brother man, Still gentler sister woman; Though they may gang a kennin' wrang, To step aside is human.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Address to the Unco Guid, 1787

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