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Robert Burns

Read through the most famous quotes from Robert Burns

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

— Robert Burns

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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

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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

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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

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There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

— Robert Burns

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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

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

— Robert Burns

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

— 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


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


About Robert Burns

Robert Burns Quotes

Did you know about Robert Burns?

He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. The Clydesdale Bank's notes were redesigned in 2009 and since then he has been pictured on the front of their £10 note. Meanwhile in November 1790 he had written "Tam O' Shanter".

As well as making original compositions Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland often revising or adapting them. Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Robbie BurnsRabbie Burns Scotland's favourite son the Ploughman Poet Robden of Solway Firth the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as The Bard) was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish Diaspora around the world.

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