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A collection of thoughts and quotations by Robert Burns on life, circumstances, poetry, fate, knowledge, wisdom, ignorance, love, empowerment, equality, benevolence, plans, food, perception and foolishness.

46 Great Quotes By Robert Burns, Pioneer Of Romantic Movement

Quick Facts

Famous As: Poet and Lyricist

Born On: January 25, 1759

Died On: July 21, 1796

Born In: Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Died At Age: 37

The famous Scottish poet Robert Burns is acclaimed for his songs and poems. He became an icon in Scotland after his death and gained fame as the trailblazer of ‘Romantic Movement’. Although Robert received education during his childhood, he had to lead the life of an agriculturist. Toiling at his father’s farm, he wrote songs to impress girls, for which he was nicknamed ploughman poet. He is also known for founding the ‘Tarbolton Bachelors Club’ with his brother. His collection of poems, ‘Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect’ made him popular in Scotland. Further along with writing originals, Robert not only collected folk songs and poems, but also revised and translated them. Since he was also capable of writing in English, he gained fame all over the world. “Auld Lang Syne”, is a song that is sung on every 31st December, celebrating the gifts of such a great personality. His writings, quotes, thoughts and poems are still and admired by all. Here is a collection of thoughts, quotation and sayings by Robert Burns on fate, poetry, ignorance, love, empowerment, equality etc.
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We two have paddled in the stream, from morning sun till dine; But seas between us broad have roared since days of long ago.

Robert Burns

But to see her was to love her, Love but her, and love forever.

Robert Burns

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley.

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

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.

Robert Burns

But to see her was to love her, Love but her, and love forever. Had we never lou'd sae kindly, Had we never lou'd sae blindly, Never met - or never parted - We had ne'er been broken hearted

Robert Burns

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Robert Burns

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

Robert Burns

Ye Hypocrites, are these your pranks To murder men and gie God thanks Desist for shame, proceed no further God won't accept your thanks for murder.

Robert Burns

But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, it's bloom is shed; Or, like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white, then melts forever.

Robert Burns

The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley. An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy! (To A Mouse)

Robert Burns

Gin a body meet a body Coming thro' the rye, Gin a body kiss a body— Need a body cry?

Robert Burns

My heart is sair-I dare na tell, My heart is sair for Somebody.

Robert Burns

Some books are lies frae end to end, And some great lies were never penn'd...

Robert Burns

Oh would some power the giftie gie us, To see ourselves as others see us.

Robert Burns

Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie!

Robert Burns

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.

Robert Burns

And man, whose heav'n-erected face The smiles of love adorn Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

Robert Burns

Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.--Robert Burns

Robert Burns

But deep this truth impress'd my mind: Thro' all His works abroad, The heart benevolent and kind The most resembles God.

Robert Burns

O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!

Robert Burns

Hope Springs Exulting on Triumphant Wing.

Robert Burns

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us naught but grief an' pain For promised joy! Still thou art blest, compared wi' me! The present only toucheth thee:

Robert Burns

Oh the gift that god could give us, to see ourselves as others see others.

Robert Burns

Before the morn ye'll work mischief:'' Indeed will I,'' quo' Findlay. -Ти май си нещо наумил. -Май нещо - каза Финдли.

Robert Burns

In proving foresight may be vain: The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy!

Robert Burns

Then gently scan your brother man, still gentler sister woman, though they may gang a kennin wrang, to step aside is human

Robert Burns

Let them cant about decorum, who have characters to lose!

Robert Burns

My love is like the red red rose That's newly sprung in June O my love's like the melody That's newly played in tune

Robert Burns

Critics! Appalled I ventured on the name. Those cutthroat bandits in the paths of fame.

Robert Burns

I am little acquainted with politeness, but I know a good deal of benevolence of temper and goodness of heart.

Robert Burns

For a' that, an' a' that, It's coming yet for a' that, That Man to Man, the world o'er, Shall brothers be for a' that.

Robert Burns

The fear o’ hell’s a hangman’s whip to haud the wretch in order; But where ye feel your honor grip, let that aye be your border.

Robert Burns

Ah the power that gift would give us, to see ourselves as others see us.

Robert Burns

All-cheering Plenty, with her flowing horn, Led yellow Autumn, wreath'd with nodding corn." [Brigs of Ayr]

Robert Burns

The best laid schemes o'mice an' men gang aft agley, An'lea'e us nought but grief an'pain, For promis'd joy...

Robert Burns

A fig for those by law protected! Liberty's a glorious feast! Courts for cowards were erected, Churches built to please the priest!

Robert Burns

Till crash! the cruel coulter past Out thro' thy cell.

Robert Burns

Through and through the inspired leaves, Ye maggots, make your windings; But, oh! respect his lordship’s taste, And spare his golden bindings.

Robert Burns

Even thou who mournst the daisy's fate, that fate is thine.

Robert Burns

I found that old Solomon proved it fair, That a big-belly'd bottle's a cure for all care.

Robert Burns

Even thou who mournst the daisies fate, that fate is thine.

Robert Burns

Unmatch'd at the bottle, unconquer'd in war, He drank his poor god-ship as deep as the sea; No tide of the Baltic e'er drunker than he.

Robert Burns

Even tho who mournst the daisies fate, that fate is thine.

Robert Burns

Ae Fond Kiss

Robert Burns