Quotations by Robert Burns

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Born: Thursday, January 25, 1759
Died: Thursday, July 21, 1796 (37 years old)
Profession: Poet
Nationality: Scottish


Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Brother, Affliction, Brothers, Sons)

And there begins a lang digression about the lords o' the creation.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Creation)

Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Fame)

Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Fear, Labor)

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Character, Complaint, Firmness)

His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Gentleman)

I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Existence, Mind, Quotations, Struggle)

Let them cant about decorum, Who have characters to lose!
- Robert Burns

Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Man)

Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Dying, Opera)

Suspense is worse than disappointment.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Disappointment, Suspense)

Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Suspicion, Weight)

The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o' the morn.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Violets)

The wide world is all before us - but a world without a friend.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Friend, World)

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Uncertainty)







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