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Robert Burns Quotes

Birth Date: 1917-04-10 (Tuesday, April 10th, 1917)
Date of Death: 1796-07-21 (Thursday, July 21st, 1796)

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American Civil War: At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside.Saturday, December 13th, 1862

Quotes

    • Beauty's of a fading nature Has a season and is gone!
    • Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle!
    • I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken Nature's social union.
    • The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang aft a-gley; And leave us naught but grief and pain For promised joy.
    • Nature's law, That man was made to mourn.
    • Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn. Man was made to Mourn.
    • He wales a portion with judicious care; And 'Let us worship God' he says, with solemn air.
    • 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.'
    • Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire.
    • The social, friendly, honest man, Whate'er he be, 'Tis he fulfills great Nature's plan, And none but he!
    • On ev'ry hand it will allowed be, He's just-nae better than he should be.
    • It's hardly in a body's pow'r, To keep, at times, frae being sour.
    • Misled by fancy's meteor ray, By passion driven; But yet the light that led astray Was light from heaven.
    • His locked, lettered, braw brass collar Showed him the gentleman an' scholar.
    • An' there began a lang digression About the lords o' the creation.
    • O, wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as others see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, An' foolish notion. What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us An' ev'n Devotion
    • Wee, modest, crimson-tipped flow'r, Thou's met me in an evil hour; For I maun crush amang the stoure Thy slender stem: To spare thee now is past my pow'r, Thou bonie gem.
    • Stern Ruin's plowshare drives elate, Full on thy bloom.
    • Perhaps it may turn out a sang, Perhaps turn out a sermon.
    • I waive the quantum o' the sin, The hazard of concealing: But, och! it hardens a' within, And petrifies the feeling!
    • An atheist-laugh's a poor exchange For Deity offended.
    • There's nought but care on ev'ry han', In every hour that passes, O: What signifies the life o' man, An' then she made the lasses, O.
    • Auld Nature swears, the lovely dears Her noblest work she classes, O: Her prentice han' she tried on man, An' then she made the lasses, O.
    • Green grow the rashes, O; Green grow the rashes, O; The sweetest hours that e'er I spend Are spent among the lasses, O.
    • Some books are lies frae end to end.
    • I was na fou, but just had plenty.
    • John Barleycorn got up again, And sore surprised them all.
    • The heart benevolent and kind The most resembles God.
    • Ye're aiblins nae temptation.
    • Then gently scan your brother man, Still gentler sister woman; Tho' they may gang a kennin wrang, To step aside is human.
    • If naebody care for me, I'll care for naebody.
    • Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to min'? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o' auld lang syne?
    • For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet For auld lang syne!
    • Flow gently, sweet Afton! amang thy green braes, Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise. My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream.
    • This day, Time winds th' exhausted chain, To run the twelvemonth's length again.
    • The voice of Nature loudly cries, And many a message from the skies, That something in us never dies.
    • When Nature her great masterpiece designed, And framed her last, best work, the human mind, Her eye intent on all the wondrous plan, She formed of various stuff the various Man.
    • Suspense is worse than disappointment.
    • While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things, The fate of empires and the fall of kings; While quacks of State must each produce his plan, And even children lisp the Rights of Man; Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention, The Rights of Woman merit some attention.
    • She is a winsome wee thing, She is a handsome wee thing, She is a lo'esome wee thing, This sweet wee wife o' mine.
    • 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.
    • But, oh! fell death's untimely frost, That nipt my flower sae early.
    • O whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad: Tho' father and mither and a' should gae mad.
    • If there's a hole in a' your coats, I rede you tent it; A chield's aman you takin' notes, And faith he'll prent it.
    • Some hae meat and cann eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit.
    • O Mary, at thy window be! It is the wished, the trysted hour.
    • Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled, Scots, wham Bruce has aften led, Welcome to your gory bed Or to Victorie! Now's the day, and now's the hour; See the front o' battle lour! See approach proud Edward's power- Chains and slaverie!
    • Lay the proud usurpers low! Tyrants fall in every foe! Liberty's in every blow- Let us do or die!
    • The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. For a' that an a' that.
    • A prince can mak a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that; But an honest man's aboon his might, Guid faith, he mauna fa' that.
    • For a' that and a' that, It's coming yet, for a' that, That man to man the world o'er Shall brothers be for a' that.
    • Oh, my Luve is like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June. O, my Luve is like the melodie, That's sweetly played in tune.
    • Contented wi' little and cantie wi' mair.
    • Ye banks and braes o' bonny Doon, How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair? How can ye chant, ye little birds, And I sae weary fu' o' care! Thou'll break my heart, thou warbling bird, That wantons thro' the flowering thorn! Thou minds me o' departed joys, Departed never to return.
    • Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure Thrill the deepest notes of woe.
    • Ae fond kiss, and then we sever; Ae farewell, alas, forever!
    • But to see her was to love her; Love but her, and love for ever. Had we never lov'd sae kindly, Had we never lov'd sae blindly, Never met-or never parted, We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
    • It was a' for our rightfu' King We left fair Scotland's strand.
    • Now a' is done that men can do, And a' is done in vain.
    • He turn'd him right and round about Upon the Irish shore; And gae his bridle reins a shake, With adieu forevermore, My dear- And adieu forevermore!
    • John Anderson, my jo, John, When we were first acquent, Your locks were like the raven, Your bonie brow was brent; But now your brow is beld, John, Your locks are like the snaw, But blessings on your frosty pow, John Anderson, my jo!
    • My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here, My heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer; A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe, My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.
    • Where sits our sulky, sullen dame, Gathering her brows like gathering storm, Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.
    • Ah, gentle dames! it gars me greet To think how monie counsels sweet, How monie lengthened, sage advices, The husband frae the wife despises!
    • His ancient, trusty, drouthy crony: Tam lo'ed him like a vera brither- They had been fou for weeks thegither.
    • Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious.
    • 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 forever.
    • Nae man can tether time or tide.
    • That hour, o' night's black arch the keystane.
    • Inspiring bold John Barleycorn! What dangers thou canst make us scorn! Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil; Wi' usquabae, we'll face the devil!
    • As Tammie glow'red, amazed, and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious.
    • Her cutty sark, o' Paisley harn, That while a lassie she had worn, In longitude tho' sorely scanty, It was her best, and she was vauntie.
    • 'Weel done, Cutty Sark!'
    • Ah, Tam! Ah! Tam! Thou'll get thy fairin! In hell they'll roast you like a herrin!
    • For a' that, and a' that An' twice as muckle 's a' that, I've lost but ane, I've twa behin', I've wife eneugh for a' that.
    • God knows, I'm no the thing I should be, Nor am I even the thing I could be.
    • If there's another world, he lives in bliss; If there is none, he made the best of this.
    • In durance vile here must I wake and weep, And all my frowsy couch in sorrow steep.
    • 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

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