Robert Burns

1759 - 1796

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

His locked, lettered, braw brass collar Showed him the gentleman and scholar.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: The Twa Dogs.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on god

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A Gentleman who held the patent for his honours immediately from Almighty God.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Elegy on Capt. Matthew Henderson

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A Quote by Robert Burns on bliss, life, and world

If there's another world, he lives in bliss; If there is non, he made the best of this.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: On a Friend, Epitaph on Wm. Muir

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A Quote by Robert Burns on learning

The poor inhabitant below Was quick to learn and wise to know And keenly felt the friendly glow And softer flame; But thoughtless follies laid him low, And stain'd his name!

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: A Bard's Epitaph

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A Quote by Robert Burns on happiness, life, and wives

To make a happy fire-side clime To weans and wife, That's the true pathos and sublime Of human life.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Epistle to Dr. Blacklock

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A Quote by Robert Burns

He turn'd him right and round about Upon the Irish shore, And gae his bridle reins a shake, With, "Adieu for evermore, my dear, And adieu for evermore."

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: A' for our Rightfu' King.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on fear, hell, honor, and order

The fear o' hell's a hangman's whip To haud the wretch in order; But where ye feel your honour grip, Let that aye be your border.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Epistle to a Young Friend.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on beginning and cheerfulness

But the cheerful Spring came kindly on And show'rs began to fall: John Barleycorn got up again And sore surpris'd them all.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: John Barleycorn, st. 3.

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